A bogus argument against the trade deal

The Washington Post

One of the most seemingly compelling arguments against the free-trade legislation now before Congress turns out to be largely bogus.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, opponents contend, is being hammered out behind closed doors, a backroom deal rigged in favor of corporate interests. While the public is kept in the dark, this argument goes, lawmakers are being pressured to grant President Obama “fast-track” authority to bring the treaty to an up-or-down, no-filibuster-allowed vote.