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President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, China's president, shake hands during a news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Qilai Shen

Is It Back to Business as Usual With China?

Is It Back to Business as Usual With China?

I had hoped that Trump’s trade war with China might be the beginning of something new. An era where China’s abuses and malfeasance mattered as much as how many widgets we could sell them. Continue reading…

The Great River Energy Coal Creek Station coal plant near the Falkirk mine outside of Underwood, N.D., is the largest power plant in North Dakota. Forum file photo.

Trump Replaces Obama’s Ideological Attack on Coal Power With Something More Pragmatic

The Obama administration hated coal power. The former president’s detractors referred to his policy agenda in this policy area as a “war on coal,” and that wasn’t an exaggeration. The so-called Clean Power Plan, among other policies, seemed organized more around an ideological objection to coal energy from coal than any desire for workable regulations

File photo: Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a daily briefing, at the White House in Washington, Oct. 20, 2017. Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2017 The New York Times.

Political Disagreement Is Not Justification for Harassment

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters said recently. What she’s calling for his more harassment of

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