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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

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

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