Jim Clifton

CP Op-Ed Contributor

America Is Losing Jobs by Ignoring Its Best Trading Partners

There was a time when the news that GDP declined last quarter at an annualized rate of 0.1 percent -- as the Department of Commerce recently reported -- would've set off alarms all over the media. But the silence was deafening. I guess the mainstream media and leadership in Washington -- from both sides of the aisle -- are just getting used to a stagnant economy. GDP growth is slowly but surely leaving the conversation.