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The Times' editorial board on the stump for free trade
The Times' editorial board on the stump for free trade

As the debate over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and fast-track authority heats up, it's a good bet that The Times' editorial board will soon be taking a stand on the merits of each. Here's a look back at where The Times' editorial board has been on previous free-trade deals. Short version: It's all in. This faith -- that lowering barriers to trade will lead to greater freedom and prosperity for all, as the board put it in its mission statement -- has guided editorial decisions for decades. Since the 1980s, it has argued that free-trade policies transcend partisan politics, and has supported open markets under Democratic and...

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