In this new piece, Alice Ollstein looks at the critical aspect of the trade equation right now. The President has zero constitutional authority over tariffs. Modern tariff legislation gives President great leeway to adjust tariffs based on various ‘findings’. Congress can pull back that power at any moment. Republicans are panicked about what the President is threatening. But they pretty clearly have no will to act to stop him.
The Real Issue on Trade
March 6, 2018 4:26 pm