Despite the president’s optimistic statements at the St. James’s Palace joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May, Matthews voiced skepticism of the U.S. making a “quick deal” on trade post-Brexit.
As President Trump moves forward with a plan to slap Mexico with tariffs, IPI experts pulled no punches in speaking out regarding the harm imposed on U.S. consumers by such a move.
In an interview with nationally syndicated host Michael Berry, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the new push from Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to restore by federal statute voting rights to convicted felons while in prison. Matthews concedes different states should have the freedom to make those decisions.
As the U.S. raises tariffs on Chinese goods, IPI president Tom Giovanetti warns the Trump administration has imposed an additional $72 billion in taxes on the U.S. economy, which erase and undo 24 percent of the power of the Trump tax cut.
At this year’s IPI World IP Day Celebration, IPI was honored to host Congressman Doug Collins, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, who called for simplifying intellectual property policy.
Today, the Senate GOP invoked the "nuclear option" to fast track presidential judicial and executive branch nominees, and IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews tweeted his support.
IPI president Tom Giovanetti says Robert Mueller's report now forces skeptics to grant the president and his administration legitimacy.
As Democrats call for abolishing the Electoral College, some Republicans are defending the idea, but in so doing, are betraying the spirit of the constitutional republic as it was originally envisioned by the Founders.
New legislation before the Texas legislature wrongly assumes that private sector use of eminent domain is more problematic than government use.
“The stock market has been tanking the last few months in part because of China trade concerns, said Merrill Matthews on CGTN's The Heat. "If Donald Trump is on board, we will probably get an agreement sometime soon.”
On CGTN- America’s The Heat, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the status of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and the upcoming G-20 summit.
Amid rising tensions in U.S.-China trade, Merrill Matthews joined CGTN America’s The Heat, noting that China’s retaliatory tariffs are indeed highly targeted toward likely supporters of President Trump, while the U.S.-imposed tariffs are hammering all American consumers and the opposite of “draining the swamp.”
President Trump has signed a defense bill which also allows tougher rules on foreign investments in the name of national security, coming at a time of rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. In an interview, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews agreed the legislation specifically targets China.
In his latest interview with CGTN-America TV’s The Heat, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews addressed tensions between the U.S. and Iran, as well as U.S.-China trade relations. Click here to watch the full discussion.