Status Anxiety Is Blowing Wind Into Trump’s Sails

The adverse economic developments resulting from trade imports that produced a sharp shift to the right are still wreaking political havoc. 

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Conditions at a GM Plant in Mexico Spur a Labor Challenge

Mexican salaries are low, partly because of unions that collude with employers. Workers at a G.M. factory are challenging that system, testing the labor reforms in the reworked North American trade deal.

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Did President Trump Keep His First-Term Promises? Let’s Look at 5 of Them

Mr. Trump won the presidency in 2016 after making more than 100 promises. Here’s where some stand four years later and what some of his supporters think of them.

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A Biden Win Could Renew a Democratic Split on Trade

Democrats have been unified by their desire to oust President Trump. But if that happens, deep divisions on the issue of trade are likely to reappear.

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Trump Hosts Mexico’s President to Spotlight Trade and Immigration

President Trump sees a revised North American trade deal and new border enforcement as key to his re-election in November.

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As U.S.M.C.A. Takes Effect, Much Remains Undone

The beginning of a new trade deal does not signal an end to trade disputes between United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Coronavirus Is Bringing an End to the Offshoring Era

The pandemic, and Trump’s trade policy, are accelerating a trend to bring manufacturing back to America.

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