Re: "Anti-trade congressmen in a trade-hungry state" (editorial, 6-12).
“By all accounts,” according to the editorial, the Trans-Pacific Partnership's “advantages would tilt heavily towards the United States.”
Have The News Tribune’s editors learned more about the TPP negotiations than we, the public, are allowed to know? Is “by all accounts” a trusted, verifiable news source? Or is it the promotional propaganda for a set of negotiations that would not be acceptable to the public if we were properly informed about them?
“A charitable reading of the position” of your editors is that you know better, understand that TPP will not pass a daylight test of public discussion and chose to support TPP on a basis that you would not find acceptable for any other legislation.
I would have thought that The News Tribune would be a champion of public discourse and debate. Why the uninformed rubber-stamp of TPP?
(Berniker is a retired Pacific Lutheran University professor of business.)