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Trump's Mental Deficit On Trade Deficits

This is the fourth in my likely ongoing series on #stupideconomics. The prior columns are posted on www.kotlikoff.net. These columns, no doubt, sound highly partisan. But they are being written by someone who ran as a write-in candidate for President, i.e., who opposed Clinton as well as Trump. Had …

Not just 'bad hombres': Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation

When<p>President Trumpordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.<p>Up to 8 million people in the country …

Homeland Security

Trump to Sign Executive Order on Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA With Mexico, Canada

White House<p>President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order as early as Monday stating his intention to renegotiate the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, a White House official told NBC News.<p>Eliminating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), …

Why Attacking Free Trade Is Great Politics and Bad Economics

If Donald Trump cracks down on trade, he will not be the first politician to fly in the face of economic wisdom, only the loudest. As Dani Rodrik of …

A bill has already been introduced in Congress to remove the US from the United Nations

The bill, titled the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, was proposed on January 3. It is cosponsored by a handful of Republican lawmakers, including North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, Tennessee Rep. John …

United Nations

Millions of Americans live in Mexico. Can we continue to coexist? | Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz

Donald Trump’s reckless plan for a wall risks destroying a relationship that isn’t all just one-way<p>The global political landscape is going through seismic changes. From the vote for Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, we are living in unpredictable times. Trump’s ascent to the presidency has …

Mexico

What Is Trump Going to Do About the Forever War in Afghanistan?

My own deployment in 2012 was confusing. Four years and a new president later, the situation is still a tangled mess.<p>The war in Afghanistan is now the longest in American history, and it's not going particularly well.<p>"A slowly deteriorating stalemate," is how Army lieutenant general, retired, …

Trump Signs 3 Memorandums, Including Withdrawal From Pacific Trade Deal

<b>Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET.</b><p>President Trump acted on Monday to keep a signature campaign promise: withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.<p>Trump's action is mostly symbolic.<p>As he signed the memorandum in the Oval Office, Trump said, "We've been talking about this for a long time," adding …

Israel summons ambassadors over UN Security Council vote on settlements

Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to cancel a meeting with Theresa May in the wake of the landmark anti-settlement resolution at the UN Security Council.<p>The Israeli prime minister also recalled 10 ambassadors to members of the UNSC on Sunday, including the UK, and, in a highly unusual move, the US …