By Robert Romano Since passage of the Trade Act of 1974, every trade agreement the U.S. has entered into under trade promotion authority has not been considered a treaty under U.S. law. This includes the currently-being-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership between the U.S. and Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. It is not a […]
By Don Todd In the 1930s, the theme song of the Democratic Party was “Happy Days Are Here Again.” What a change that is from the current unofficial theme song of the left which seems to be “Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen.” The left is in a constant state of high anxiety over impending doom. The cause of this […]
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By Robert Romano According to Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “[The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…” Meaning, the president can negotiate a treaty with a foreign nation, but it shall not be binding unless and until it […]
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By Rick Manning Presidential primary season is upon us, and handlers of candidates of both political parties will attempt to control how the public perceives them. It should be a time of great debate about the future of the country. Wage deflation, a national debt approaching $20 trillion, the government’s culpability in the student loan bubble, and a graying population […]
By Rick Manning What did Jamie Gorelick know, and when did she know it? On March 25, 2015, Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd., pled guilty to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by engaging in illegal transactions and engaging in trade with Iran and Sudan in violation of sanctions against those two regimes. Schlumberger, originally […]
By Nathan Mehrens For a brief moment on Capitol Hill, an Obama-appointed official stumbled into providing an honest window into the political mindset in the Obama Administration, when he called Obama a liar over derogatory comments Obama made related to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank in 2006. Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) elicited the startling stroke of honesty from Ex-Im Bank Chairman […]