Friday, August 26, 2016

Understanding the TPP

Richardson School of Law Professor Diane Desierto, JSD, joins Mark Shklov to discuss the status of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). After seven years of negotiations, the TPP was signed on February 4th 2016. Although not yet enforced, the trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries would have major economic repercussions in the Pacific. Will the Obama administration be able to make this agreement effective before January 2017?

Some Additional Information

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Jake Tapper Proves He Has A Pair!

Jake Tapper has come a long way from the RCA Victor Puppy Dog he used to portray on many of his interviews, head cocked aside, silly deferential expression front and center. Yep. He has my admiration going head to head with Mr. Manafort of the Trump campaign. Mr Manafort is no shrinking violet himself manifesting a strongman presence guaranteed to make the strongest of media types take a second thought before confronting him. Yep. Jake gotta pair.