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Oh, Look. Farmers are Getting Screwed By 45

Again, put this down in the No Surprises Column… Farmers, some of wom backed Trump to the hilt, are waking up to the fact that they’d be in the middle of any trade war with China. Thus, writes David Weigel in The Washington Post, “Many of the farmers who helped propel Donald Trump to the…

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China Says It Will Hit Back

Coming under the No, Not Really file… Donald Trump announced stiff tariffs on China. Then, surprise, surprise, surprise (who would have thought it?), China has retaliated. Writing in Politico, Megan Cassella reports that China to slap tariffs on 128 U.S. goods. In particular, she notes, “China will impose a 15 percent tariff increase on goods…

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Hooray for Trump!

by Peter H. Salus So … as I understand it, Donald Duck is going to punish China by setting tariffs on a number of goods. And China says they will take appropriate retaliatory action. So I looked at the stats (something Donald doesn’t believe in). Soybeans are the top export to China from the US.…

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Trump Temps Trade-War

Weren’t conservatives supposed to be in favor of free trade? Apparently not the current sort of conservative. Der Drumpf recently threatened our major trading partners with all sorts of nifty tariffs…and guess what, boys and girls? They’re hitting back. The New York Times’ Ana Swanson, writing in Trump’s Tariffs Prompt Global Threats of Retaliation, notes…

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Section 8

I admit that I live in Canada. But I went to school in New York. I can recall reading the US Constitution. So, when Mr. Trump said last week that he was going to impose a tariff on steel and aluminum imports, I was puzzled. I just looked. Section 8 reads: “1: The Congress shall…

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