Friday, July 24, 2009


Top-eds will be a recurring feature in which I highlight some of the better opinion pieces and editorials for the day/week. Hence, "Top-eds." Get it? Oh, shut up.

Chinese tire ban won't save jobs - Ross Kogel Jr., The Detroit News

-A US tire dealer perfectly details the misery of protectionism. In this case, it's the potential imposition of tariffs on Chinese tire imports (more on this later).

A Humane Trade Reform - Michael Gerson, Washington Post

-I am stunned - stunned! - that a mainstream squish like Mr. Gerson makes such a great argument for unilateral trade liberalization. Dan Ikenson and I have detailed this issue several times now. If policymakers ignore us, hopefully they'll listen to Gerson.

New Era, New Foreign Policy - Bruce Stokes, National Journal

-I can't say I agree with Stokes' underlying assumption that recent trade liberalization patterns are unsustainable, but he raises some good points, and this is definitely worth a read.

Why ObamaCare is Sinking - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

-In typically awesome fashion, Dr. K tees up a withering critique of the President's health care "plan"...

Common Sense May Sink ObamaCare
- Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

-... and Peggy Noonan smacks it out of the park with visions of the agony of defeat.

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