Nuland: The Message Beneath the Vulgarity

by Patrick Smith Foreign Policy in Focus (February 21 2014) Every time we overhear US diplomats talking when we are not supposed to, the conduct of American foreign policy sounds less imaginative, more reckless, and astonishing in its fidelity to eras many of us thought would never come again. Who would have thought Obama's conduct … Continue reading Nuland: The Message Beneath the Vulgarity

The Top Ten Myths …

... Used by Obama's Top Trade Official Fact-checking Michael Froman by Ben Beachy Public Citizen Eyes on Trade (February 20 2014) US Trade Representative Michael Froman tried in a speech yesterday to defend the Obama administration's beleaguered trade policy agenda: the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) pacts and an unpopular … Continue reading The Top Ten Myths …

Nafta Origins, Part Two

The Architects of Free Trade Really Did Want a World Government of Corporations by Matt Stoller http://mattstoller.tumblr.com (February 20 2014) It's amazing what you find in the Congressional Record. For example, you find American political officials (liberal ones, actually) engaged in an actual campaign to get rid of countries with their pesky parochial interests, and … Continue reading Nafta Origins, Part Two