US News & World Report – American politicians have long complained of trade deficits the United States has with foreign nations. China is only the most recent case in point. But from the perspective of President Donald Trump, it is a near-perfect case in point. Last year, Americans bought around $450 billion worth of goods from China, while the Chinese bought only $100 billion worth of goods from Americans, resulting in a trade deficit of some $350 billion. But here’s the rub: A trade deficit is largely meaningless. Consider two things

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Inside Sources – Is it time for a third party? This is a question that gets asked every four years or so, but it is moot. Americans will have a third party candidate on the ballot in all 50 states. The Libertarian Party is America’s third party. There will also be a Green Party candidate on the ballot in many, but not all states. So that’s four.

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