The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are stalling while the White House assures its trading partners that this secret trade agreement won't be amended when it comes back to Congress for ratification after the President signs the deal. That's why the Executive is scrambling to get its allies in Congress to pass Fast Track. If they succeed, the U.S.
TPP is like a policy "iceberg"-- most of it is unseen, but carries mammoth implications for every policy downstream of this key agreement.
The mainstream media is been eerily silent about the TPP, which can mean only they have a major stake in the outcome. Yet, this is the moment when these gatekeepers of public discussion could prove their worth to democracy.
What makes evaluation of the treaty so difficult is lack of public information-- this all-but-secret process is eagerly pushed by the very politician who pledged governmental transparency.