"Canadians won't forget Trump's disgraceful treatment of Canada. Our economic partnership has been reaffirmed, but trust can't be rebuilt with the stroke of a pen."
Thanks to its Republican majority, the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, in spite of the opinion of at least 2,400 law professors. The professors felt that, regardless of the sexual assault allegations against him, the judge should not be seated [Read more]
People my age grew up believing the world, led by the West, was becoming ever more progressive. It wasn't, and it isn't. All it took was one ambitious real estate huckster to dispel the illusion.
The partial triumph of his demands reaffirms his policy of threatening first, then imposing tariffs, then negotiating after a process of intimidation.
Neither growth nor stability is assured, much less fairness.
They seem to think they can survive on the new battlefields. They seem to think that there’s a chance for a return to high-mindedness, that the wild fires unleashed in the Republic’s politics can be tamed.
The brash U.S. approach may cajole compromises that will ultimately yield greater stability, but reducing the risk of accidents or further escalation should be the priority for both major powers.