Mexico

It’s on: A trade war with our allies

Featured image Yesterday, President Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. These U.S. allies promptly hit back. The EU said it would impose import taxes on, among other items, bourbon (this means you, Mitch McConnell). Mexico said it would levy tariffs on American farm products. Canada is set to impose tariffs on dozens of U.S. products including not just steel and aluminum products but also »

Trump takes on the caravan

Featured image In 2014 President Obama welcomed the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing our southwestern border daily. I wrote about it for the Weekly Standard in “Disorder at the border.” I thought the scenario derived from “the fevered dreams of a dystopian novel.” I was referring, of course, to Jean Raspail’s Camp of the Saints (1973). Mac Owens extended my thoughts in his NR column “Camp of the Saints, 2014 Style?” In »

A showdown over sugar

Featured image When it comes to the debate between free trade and protectionism, I generally side with free trade. When it comes to NAFTA, I’m not persuaded that the agreement has been the “disaster” President Trump labels it. But whatever one’s stance on trade agreements, it’s important to call out and punish those who abuse them. In fact, it’s imperative that free-traders do so. Otherwise, opponents of future agreements will have a »