- - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Two cheers for Ted Cruz. The Texas senator did yesterday something all-too-rare in Washington: He corrected a mistake.

Mr. Cruz recently decided to give President Obama the authority to ram through the Congress basically any international accord he chooses to describe as a “trade agreement,” encouraging others to do the same.

But, the more the Republican presidential candidate learned about what Mr. Obama will do with this “fast-track” authority under the guise of a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the more Mr. Cruz decided he had erred.


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Unfortunately, his own course correction didn’t stave off disaster as the Senate approved this authority by the thinnest of margins.

Let’s pray more legislators will have the wisdom to reconsider – and oppose the TPP – when they are obliged to vote on it in coming weeks.



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