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The TPP is ‘disastrous for working families’ and central to the 2016 campaign

“The popular fury over trade policies that have devastated American communities is rarely taken seriously by the political and media elites that keep trying to narrow the national political discourse into an endless loop of empty discussions about personalities and tactics. But trade is a huge issue on the ground in states where Americans actually vote,” writes The Nation’s John Nichols.