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US war of ideas to have long-term impact

Positions are shifting in trade and security: it seems like the GOP is emerging as pro-free trade and pro-military intervention, and the Dems, more protectionist and isolationist
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 05:50
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Senator Wyden (left) and the Republican chairman, Senator Hatch, were on the team that drafted the Trade Promotion Authority, designed to give President Obama a "fast track" to concluding the talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a similar free-trade agreement with the EU.

IT'S become somewhat of a cliché, but, yes, American politics is going through a major transformation. And while we're using clichés, let's add that this transformation is going to have a long-term impact on the US approach to global affairs.

Want some proof? Well, in the same week that