judd's blog

June jobs report: Where the good jobs are - not here

The June jobs report shows we lost 6,000 jobs in manufacturing, but added 9,000 in garden supply stores and 19,000 at amusement parks and casinos. Is this the picture of a healthy economic superpower?

Happy Independence Day!

As we celebrate Independence Day, let's remember what it takes to be truly independent.  George Washington understood that the United States must have healthy manufacturing industries in order to be truly independent and prosperous.  He tasked his Treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, with formulating an economic policy to promote manufacturing in the United States so we would not be dependent on imports from other nations for our essential needs.

Bye bye, Buy American - Trade deal would kill 'Buy American' laws & states rights

Negotiations on a so-called free trade deal with the European Union are set to begin next week. But the Europeans say "no deal" unless we scrap Buy American laws in states across the country.

An American trapped abroad teaches us what patriotism means

As we celebrate the 4th of July, the story of an American citizen trapped overseas tells us a lot about the meaning of patriotism. I'm not talking about Ed Snowden.

What Does "Made in USA" Mean?

Many products identify where they were made.  But what does “Made in USA” really mean? Guest blogger Tom Bonine of the National Metal Fabricators says there is a lot more to this simple phrase than most people realize.

"Why our Economy Struggles to Create Jobs"

Misguided federal policies, the offshoring of our manufacturing sector and the rise of the service-based economy are responsible for America's high unemployment and anemic economy.  Guest blogger Michele Nash-Hoff, AJA Board member and author of Can American Manufacturing be Saved? nails it. Read on.

Will Obama ask China's boss how to spy on American citizens?

President Obama meets with China's communist boss Xi Jinping today. We can now safely assume Obama will be asking Xi for tips on how to spy on American citizens more effectively.

New film exposes China's monstrous repression - & Western complicity

On Thursday June 6, two days after the slaughter of 3,000 unarmed student protestors in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, President Obama will be schmoozing the ideological heir to this massacre at the ultra-swank Sunnylands resort near Palm Springs California.

How China is cleaning America’s clock

China’s communist rulers don’t depend on an invisible hand to direct the economy – they use an iron fist.  While our ‘best and brightest’ regurgitate 18th century nostrums as 21st century economic wisdom, China locks up crucial resources and industries around the world.

What Smithfield means - the shape of things to come

The sale of Smithfield to China’s Shuanghui Group should make you very afraid.  And it’s not because there will be antifreeze in your Christmas ham.  It’s even worse.