The Week February 13-19


Trade Tiff

The Clinton Administration has decided to impose sanctions on Japan for violating a 1989 trade agreement that would have allowed cellular-phone giant Motorola the same access to the lucrative Tokyo-Nagoya market that Japanese companies enjoy. Japan denies that they have violated the agreement. The President did not foreclose the possibility that American sanctions might be the first volley in a trade war with Japan. Earlier this month, talks between the nations broke down.

On the Road

President Clinton and his wife Hillary took to the hustings to rally support for their embattled health-care reforms, which have been overshadowed...

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