July 12, 2010
Baton Rouge Advocate
Obama said Wednesday that he also would push for approval of separate free-trade agreements with Colombia and Panama. The agreements reduce tariffs and other trade barriers between the countries involved…Free-trade agreements are a way to gain benefits between the United States and its partners. The president is right to support them.
July 6, 2010
New York Times
South Korea is an important ally in a dangerous neighborhood, and the White House should push hard to get this deal finished and through the Senate. It should push just as hard for ratification of pending agreements with Colombia and Peru. But it can’t stop there. It must also push for more open global trade bound by multilateral rules and obligations. The world’s economy, and the American economy, are too fragile to risk a trade war.