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Nov 19, 2018

The Vicious Cycle of Tariffs

The Trump administration’s tariffs were imposed, in part, to cut down on foreign trade malpractice — like the state-subsidization of Chinese industries. Instead, they can contribute to this very problem, while…

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Nov 14, 2018

Inside the Cronyism-Laden Tariff Exemption Process

While it’s obvious that recent tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have hurt American businesses, what is sometimes overlooked is the government’s problematic process by which companies apply for exemptions…

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Nov 12, 2018

America’s Law Enforcement Community Widely Backs the FIRST STEP Act

The Fraternal Order of Police is the latest law enforcement organization to endorse the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill.

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Nov 09, 2018

Arthur Brooks: When it Comes to Trade, America Needs ‘Openness’

America is at its best when we remain open — open to new ideas, open to trade and open for business. In fact, our openness to the rest of the world is what…

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Nov 08, 2018

The Truth About Trade Deficits

Freedom Partners has produced a series of short, sharable videos to tackle some basic principles of free trade. In the first video, economist Dan Mitchell, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Center…

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Nov 02, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – October 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 250,000 jobs in October, beating expectations, and the U.S. unemployment rate stayed the same at a 49-year…

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Nov 02, 2018

We Need Fewer Tariffs, Not More Farm Aid

The avoidable costs of ill-conceived tariffs continue to mount. To help farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs levied on American dairy products in response to the Trump administration’s tariffs, Washington recently…

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Nov 01, 2018

Lawmakers Look to Expand Electric Vehicle Subsidy, But Americans Want it Gone

Purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) in the United States comes with a tax credit. Buyers can file for the non-refundable credit with their tax return and get up to $7,500…

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Oct 31, 2018

Associated Press Catches Up with Trade Builds America Panelist Chris Scott

“We first saw the steel tariffs hit us in January and February. Last night we went back to our hotel room and we saw another round of tariffs hitting our shelf brackets…

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Oct 29, 2018

Bipartisan Laws Will Reopen Cold Cases, Leverage Modern DNA Technology

For some victims of heinous crimes, justice has an expiration date. But modern technology and modern policies are starting to change that. In early October, President Donald Trump signed into law the…

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