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    A Bipartisan Breakthrough on Trade

    Washington, D.C., witnessed a rare but welcome event this week when Republican leaders decided to back President Obama’s request for “fast track” trade authority. This would establish negotiating guidelines for the president and guarantee him an up-or-down vote in Congress on any trade deal he signed. This in no way means that the fight is […]

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    Radio America: Thorning on Crude Oil Exports

    Dr. Margo Thorning discusses crude oil exports on Radio America’s “Made in America”

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    Pa.’s energy economy is a model for the rest of the country:

    President Barack Obama has been aggressively promoting the advantages of fast-track authority for his Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement by pushing a message of job creation, economic growth and American competitiveness. “As we speak, China is trying to write the rules for trade in the 21st century,” Obama said earlier this year. “We can’t let that […]

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    Testimony: The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Is there a Better Path Forward?

    By Margo Thorning, Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Chief Economist American Council for Capital Formation Before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology U.S. House of Representatives April 15, 2015 Executive Summary Questions about the U.S. INDC: The U.S. submission to the UNFCCC leaves many questions unanswered. First, how likely are developing economies like China, […]

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