Over the last two weeks, the Trump administration has offered a farrago of conflicting accounts and zero evidence for the claim that the assassination of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani was ordered to avert imminent attacks.
We should all be thankful for the court’s avowed restraint — for much of this controversy, judges in the circuit seemingly champed at the bit to take on central planning of the American economy. A big assist is due the Supreme Court, which bench‐slapped some sense into the Ninth Circuit.
Market‐sharing managed trade arrangements are a bad way to approach trade agreements, but even putting that aside, there is still the question of whether they work. It will be interesting to see how the U.S. strategy is effective here.