When internal political and legal pluralism is wiped out, diversity suffers and imbalances prevail.
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.
The third branch of government that the Founding Fathers envisioned as impartial is now altered, and the effects of that will be seen for decades ahead, in great part due to the actions of the senator from hell.
Canadian negotiators shouldn’t let themselves be intimidated. Their country’s best interests should guide them, not the interests of the American president and his sidekicks.
[T]he Republicans have undergone a process of radicalization to the point of endangering the institutional stability of the United States.
Washington has apparently understood the criticism that one cannot forget his old friends when battling a big opponent.
His importance and high position say a lot, and speak very badly, about the chaos that reigns in the Trump administration.
Still, the question remains regarding whether it wouldn’t have been better to proceed with the negotiations in the presence of Canada, given the market that the two countries represent for the United States...