Renewing America

Ideas and initiatives for rebuilding America’s economic strength.

Latest Post

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he arrives at Harrisburg international airport. Carlos Barria/Reuters

World Leaders Didn’t Take Trump at His Word on Trade. Now They’re in a Pickle.

Perhaps the world should have taken him a bit more literally. In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, Donald Trump wrote: “What I would do if elected president would be to appoint myself U.S. trade representative; my lawyers have checked and the president has this authority. I would take personal charge of negotiations with the Japanese, the French, the Germans. Our trading partners would have to sit across the table from Donald Trump and I guarantee you the rip-off of the United States would end.” Read More

May 22, 2018

Trump's China Deal is the Worst Ever

Accord focused on soybeans and gas does nothing about huge tech-sector challenges.

Read More

April 16, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
U.S. Needs Asian Partners in Economic Fight With China

Trump right to reconsider TPP even if allies resist renegotiation bid.

Read More

April 6, 2018

Who Will Walk Trump Back From This Trade War?

The president doesn't care about the damage he's doing, but others must.

Read More