Keeping China out of your living room

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you've been shopping for furniture lately, you probably know just how difficult it is to find quality furniture made by fellow Americans these days. Just walk into more…

Safeguarding U.S. wages not 'insult'

by Roger Simmermaker -- Dartmouth economics professor Douglas Irwin joined the never-ending, undeserved assault on the Smoot-Hawley tariff in his June 18 Wall Street Journal opinion column titled "How 'Protectionist' Became an more…

Happy parenting made easier

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you're a busy parent with small children, think of the time you could save (and stress you could avoid) by not having to chase down every last more…

Plug in genuine U.S.-made electronics

by Roger Simmermaker -- One of the most difficult areas to buy American always has been the electrical/electronics category. A typical rule is that if you have to plug it in, it's more…

Chinese toy recalls sending message

by Roger Simmermaker -- Anecdotal evidence from attendees at the annual toy fair sponsored by the Toy Industry Association, the world's largest and most attended toy show, indicates toy companies are starting more…

Finding the 3% that is not imported

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you ever have been frustrated trying to find American-made clothing in some of America's big department stores or retail chains, you're in good company, and lots of more…

An American-made Mother's Day

by Roger Simmermaker -- One of the reasons we note Mother's Day is to celebrate her, compliment her, and make her comfortable as a way of showing our appreciation for who she more…

Fight over defining 'made in USA'

by Roger Simmermaker -- New Balance, the only maker of running shoes and tennis shoes actually still manufacturing them in America, says it is abiding by the "made in USA" standard, but more…

Why 'do you like us yet?' doesn't work

by Roger Simmermaker -- Poor free-trade America. We just can't seem to achieve a trade balance, let alone a trade surplus. The last time we ran a trade surplus was in 1975 more…

Showing your loyalty with candy

by Roger Simmermaker -- With all the different options for American consumers who want satisfy their sweet tooth this Easter, it can be confusing to know just how to buy American-made candy more…