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Trump's Right, China and the G-7 Countries Do Have Higher Tariffs

President Trump has just slapped a 25 percent tariff on about $50 billion worth of Chinese products. His complaint is that China imposes significantly higher tariffs on the U.S. than the U.S. imposes on China. According to the World Trade Organization, the president is correct.  Trump has …

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Trump's Right, China and the G-7 Countries Do Have Higher Tariffs

President Trump has just slapped a 25 percent tariff on about $50 billion worth of Chinese products. His complaint is that China imposes significantly higher tariffs on the U.S. than the U.S. imposes on China. According to the World Trade Organization, the president is correct.  Trump has …

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Trump's Right, China and the G-7 Countries Do Have Higher Tariffs

President Trump has just slapped a 25 percent tariff on about $50 billion worth of Chinese products. His complaint is that China imposes significantly higher tariffs on the U.S. than the U.S. imposes on China. According to the World Trade Organization, the president is correct.  Trump has …

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Just Say No to Russia Joining the G-7

President Donald Trump has suggested that Russia should be allowed to rejoin the G-7.  As he left the White House for the summit in Canada, Trump said, “Russia should be in this meeting. They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia …

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Could Trump Administration Help Take Obamacare Down?

The Trump administration is siding with a court case that says the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is unconstitutional. The lawsuit from a coalition of state attorneys general and two governors says Congress’ decision to repeal the individual mandate penalty in ObamaCare makes the healthcare law illegal. “It’s …

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Social Security Isn't 'Going Broke' – It's Already Broke

The headlines following a newly released report from the Social Security trustees could lead you to believe that the Social Security Trust Fund is going broke faster than anticipated. But it’s already broke, and has been for years — because the federal government borrowed the money from …

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Single-Payer Health Care Won't Pass Muster in California or Other States

Not so long ago Democrats would run for cover whenever a colleague proposed a government-run, single-payer health care system. Today, they scramble to out-single-payer other Democrats, even at the state level. Under a single-payer system, the government pays most if not all health care bills …

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Can You Understand Me Now? Privacy Policy Basics

This week DNA testing service MyHeritage reported that 92 million customer email addresses were exposed, a report that follows on the heels of a virtually constant stream of reports about hacks of consumer information. Why all of the attention about consumer data protection, or put …

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Other Countries Impose Higher Tariffs; How Should the U.S. Respond?

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently said that trade negotiations will continue even if newly imposed U.S. tariffs are in place. Then he added, “God knows, there are plenty of tariffs the EU has on us.”  President Trump echoed that complaint in a recent tweet: …

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Reducing Global Energy Turmoil with Fracking

Earlier this month, when President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, analysts warned that Iran’s crude oil production and exports could decline, forcing crude oil prices up. Call it “turm-oil” in the energy markets. For example, Time magazine quotes PIMCO Executive Vice President …

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