The Democrats' rage against Bush and the Republicans is understandable. But do they really want to turn their back on their history and our neighbors?A very good question indeed.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Barone on the Democrats: The Unthinkable Has Become a Time-Honored Tradition
That's Michael Barone's great line regarding the judicial filibuster debate, but the bulk of this excellent piece is devoted to a subject near and dear to my heart, free trade. The labor unions and sugar lobbyists are nearing a victory in defeating the Central America Free Trade Agreement, and that would be a real shame. As Barone points out, free trade is nearly always a win-win. Economics is not a zero-sum game, and the old cliche about a rising tide lifting all boats is more relevant now than ever, due to global interconnectedness. In noting that the Democratic Party was historically the party of free trade, Barone asks: