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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Trump’s economic authoritarianism
Above all, NAFTA is an investment agreement, financial and political in nature, and it has always been considered as such by both Republicans and Democrats.
"Both Sanders and Trump affirm their determination to rebuild an America weakened by unhealthy relationships with the outside world."
"Hillary Clinton wasn’t really a progressive, or even a liberal Democrat, until Bernie Sanders decided to run for president."
"The fix was in from the beginning, despite the revolt. Fast-track authority was never in danger."
“Today, the idea of maintaining genuine American prosperity without a vibrant manufacturing sector stands exposed as a fairy tale.”
"Attributing white-on-black violence entirely to racism misses the larger problems that poorer people face in this country. They suffer a thousand cuts that never get talked about, except when the victims bleed to death."
“Emanuel's position in the local party is insecure because he was not raised in the machine, or, for that matter, in a working-class city neighborhood.”
A short documentary about a town whose Autolite spark-plug plant moved most of its jobs to Mexico in the wake of NAFTA.