Is it too soon to dig the TPP’s grave?
We've been examining the ins and outs of TPP and the rise of the anti-trade right for months. Here's a roundup of some of our coverage.
All in the family.
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In 1872, free traders split with the young Republican Party, ran a third-party candidate against Ulysses S. Grant and sparked 100 years of GOP protectionism. Is history repeating itself?
Most of us agree inequality is a problem, but solutions and causes differ greatly depending on our partisan blinders.
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Americans tend to agree inequality is a problem, but Democrats and Republicans have very different ideas about what is causing it and how to solve it.
Trump certainly thinks his will.
There's nothing as certain as death, taxes and a Republican with a plan to cut them. But how do the candidates' proposals stack up?
Rubio (second from left) waves along with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (second from right), U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (far left) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (far right).
South Carolina is a red state. The GOP candidates know that a win here can lead to the party nomination.
Obama’s budget is very much alive.
Republicans immediately labeled the president's budget proposal dead on arrival, but the very nature of government means it remains very much alive.
Rod Webber before a Marco Rubio rally in Exeter, New Hampshire.
NH’s election laws allow people to vote in the primaries even if they are not registered with one of the parties. How pivotal are these unenrolled voters? We look beyond the exit polls for answers.
Is this all there is left in the Social Security trust fund?
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Some presidential candidates have compared Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Who will stand out after Wednesday’s debate?
Candidates sparred among themselves and the media but still managed to debate some of the key economic issues that matter most to Americans – though they ignored a few.
The GOP’s problem with Pope Francis is that he may be too conservative.
Republicans' problem with the pope is not that he's too liberal on issues such as capitalism, it's that he's too conservative.
“The Donald” campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Fox News and its embrace of the Donald is pulling our national conversation – and the 2016 Republican campaign – to the right.
Who gets to vote? Democrats and Republicans clash over the answer.
Who gets to vote? As Campaign 2016 looms, Democrats and Republicans are clashing on just who gets to exercise this fundamental right in a democracy.
To hug or not to hug?
The public may be warmer to big brother George than pundits believe.
Voters face an illusion of choice.
With Jeb Bush and Rick Perry as the latest hopefuls, the Republican presidential race looks like a free for all. Close examination shows voters are faced with fewer choices than ever before.
Can Pope Francis spread the idea that protecting nature a moral issue?
The upcoming encyclical from Pope Francis can transform the climate change culture wars in America.
Yelling protesters at health care reform town hall meeting in West Hartford, CT, in 2009.
Politics as partisan blood sport may be fun to watch but may undermine discourse necessary for democracy. A study finds that online town halls may re-engage potential voters in the political process.
The Republican “open letter” to Iran may have opened floodgates for more partisan efforts at foreign relations.
The firestorm over the Republican "open letter" to Iran may be an indication of things to come in a digital era where everyone can talk to anyone.
Republicans in Congress sent an open letter to Iranian leaders warning them that any agreement with President Obama could be jettisoned by the next president.
Embarrassingly, the Senators' letter betrays a surprising amount of ignorance about the US constitutional system.
One more SOTU to go
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What difference will President Obama’s executive order make for this family?
Editor’s note: On November 20, President Obama announced a plan - through an executive order - to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation if they meet certain criteria. His move has…