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TPP: Road to Ratification

In 1994, the United States, Canada and Mexico ratified the North American Free Trade Agreement (known as NAFTA) and created a huge trilateral trading bloc. NAFTA marked the first free trade agreement (other than the Canada-U.S. Trade Agreement of 1988, which NAFTA has now superseded) in modern U.S. foreign economic[Read More…]

by November 15, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

America: A Nation of Immigrants?

On July 4, 2014, President Obama spoke to a crowd of soon-to-be American citizens and delivered what has become an old adage in United States political rhetoric: “America is and always has been a nation of immigrants.” For many people, that statement rings true: Spaniards, Frenchmen and Englishmen sailing across[Read More…]

by October 29, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

Mandatory Minimums – Making Twenty-Five to Life Be Done Twice

In 1994, and with an incredible 72 percent in favor, Californians passed Proposition 184. This proposition strengthened a habitual offenders law that provides higher sentences for those with two previous convictions, should they be charged and convicted with a third crime. Leading the charge was a man named Mike Reynolds[Read More…]

by September 24, 2015 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top