A Luxury Vacation with No Modern Conveniences

A Luxury Vacation with No Modern Conveniences

When you read this, I’ll probably be out in the wilderness on a 220-mile hike along the John Muir Trail. Embarking on this journey through California‚Äôs breathtaking Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks reminded me of a conversation I had in Mexico...
NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. Of course, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished since automotive and tech companies moved their production across the border in search of much lower wages. This was supposed...
Mexican Food for Thought

Mexican Food for Thought

As I stepped off a bus in Mexico earlier this month, a tour guide urged my family and everyone else on the trip to go home and tell others that his country was safe. “Nobody got shot, eh?” he asked, explaining that stories about Mexico as a modern-day Wild...
The Border-Industrial Complex

The Border-Industrial Complex

At last, both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to respond aggressively to economic needs. “It has been a tough time,” admits one Washington insider, applauding a new spending proposal that “could help out.” Unfortunately, he and Congress...
Charting a New Course on Illegal Drugs

Charting a New Course on Illegal Drugs

As Manuel, a Colombian farmer, showed me his peppercorn crops ravaged by the defoliant sprayed in a futile effort to kill his neighbor’s drug crops, he explained why the Drug War could never be won. No matter how much money or chemicals drug warriors threw at...
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