Which will it be, GOP? Patriotism or globalism?

by Curtis Ellis -- Donald J. Trump made opposition to free trade a potent instrument for vanquishing his foes and capturing the White House in 2016. Candidate Trump thundered against NAFTA (the more…

Energy, trade, regulations: All connected

by Curtis Ellis -- Candidate Trump laid out a four-point program of tax reform, trade reform, regulatory reform and energy reform for jump-starting the American economy. President Trump is making good on more…

Korea's deadly threat to U.S. not hypothetical

by Curtis Ellis -- Cable news has devoted considerable time to discussing the potential death toll from a nuclear war with North Korea. Less noticed is an ongoing economic war with the other more…

U.S. airlines' 'Buy American' duplicity

by Curtis Ellis -- International trade and "the tariff" have always been messy issues in America's history, pitting competing interests against each other. Britain sparked the first tea party by lowering the more…

Buy American, Hire American

by Curtis Ellis -- UNITED NATIONS – Buy American and hire American – those are the two rules the Trump administration will follow, says the president-elect. What's surprising is that this isn't more…

The Trojan horse of Chinese investment in U.S.

by Curtis Ellis -- UNITED NATIONS – Chinese investments in the U.S. pose a risk to U.S. economic and national security. That's the conclusion of a new report by the U.S.-China Economic more…

U.S. founders endorse Trump's economic plan

by Curtis Ellis -- UNITED NATIONS – Donald Trump took to the stage in Cincinnati to say thank you for his victory over Hillary Clinton. Speaking directly to the people and the more…

Bad ideas never die in D.C.

by Curtis Ellis -- UNITED NATIONS – Last week, we reviewed how the State Department used trade deals as an instrument of foreign policy in the Cold War. As Sen. Fritz Hollings more…