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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

NAFTA, CAFTA, We All Fall Down

It's hard to get excited one way or the other about CAFTA. It is nothing but political gamesmanship. It won't improve free trade one way or the other and American jobs will be lost when it takes effect, one way or another.

Free trade can only happen on a more or less level playing field. Anyone who thinks that the economies of Central America and the United States occur on a level playing field has been partaking freely of Central America's number one cash crop.

I don't object to CAFTA on grounds of its principle, I object to yet another Bush lying to us about its purpose.


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