Trump’s Agenda is as American as Apple Pie

This recent article at The American Conservative is worth commenting on. It compares Donald Trump to Teddy Roosevelt, and suggests that Roosevelt is the President to whom Trump is best likened. Both Donald Trump and Teddy Roosevelt are complicated and nuanced figures, even by presidential standards, and that makes direct comparisons between the two difficult, but at a broad level at least, the comparison is apt.

Yet Another Trade Deal Outrage

There is yet another outrage against citizens of nations.  This time the plan is to allow corporations to sue nation-states when they do not like their labor and environmental laws.  This nefarious agenda is currently being negotiated between the United States and the EU.  The trade agreements Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, and TAFTA, the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement is where these new corporate powers would be activated.