Cruz clears the air in Washington

by Curtis Ellis -- The federal government's mandate to burn ethanol is supposed to make our nation's air cleaner. But while smog has gotten worse in Los Angeles over the last two more…

'Make in India' a remake of 'Made in China'

by Curtis Ellis -- India and China are rivals, with disputes over borders, the Dalai Lama and matters of cultural and national pride. But the world's largest democracy has found something to more…

Why GOP senators are holding up Trump nominees

by Curtis Ellis -- Hundreds of President Trump's nominees are stuck in limbo – or more accurately, stuck in the Senate. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., minority leader and field marshal of the more…

Our tax code puts America last

by Curtis Ellis -- Imagine a tax system that gave foreign companies an advantage over American companies. Imagine a tax system that made American companies operating in the U.S. pay taxes, but more…

Which will it be, GOP? Patriotism or globalism?

by Curtis Ellis -- Donald J. Trump made opposition to free trade a potent instrument for vanquishing his foes and capturing the White House in 2016. Candidate Trump thundered against NAFTA (the more…

Energy, trade, regulations: All connected

by Curtis Ellis -- Candidate Trump laid out a four-point program of tax reform, trade reform, regulatory reform and energy reform for jump-starting the American economy. President Trump is making good on more…

Korea's deadly threat to U.S. not hypothetical

by Curtis Ellis -- Cable news has devoted considerable time to discussing the potential death toll from a nuclear war with North Korea. Less noticed is an ongoing economic war with the other more…

U.S. airlines' 'Buy American' duplicity

by Curtis Ellis -- International trade and "the tariff" have always been messy issues in America's history, pitting competing interests against each other. Britain sparked the first tea party by lowering the more…

Buy American, Hire American

by Curtis Ellis -- UNITED NATIONS – Buy American and hire American – those are the two rules the Trump administration will follow, says the president-elect. What's surprising is that this isn't more…