When President Donald Trump issued executive orders in 2018 that called for new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the official justification for the policy was, somehow, national security. Of course, no one really believed that. Jim Mattis, Trump’s defense secretary at the time the tariffs were imposed, said the Pentagon didn’t need tariffs on […]
‘The Principles Should Endure.’ Sen. Pat Toomey on Fusionism, Tariffs, and What’s To Blame for FTX’s Collapse.
It was a fitting final week of session for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R–Pa.), who is heading into retirement after two terms in the upper chamber. Toomey’s final floor speech was a warning about how Congress has abdicated its role in setting trade policy, and how doing so has allowed the executive branch to erect […]