Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics -- and what it all means. This week, Howes says President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on foreign-made cars and trucks aren't so much the "national security" issue he says they are. They're a bullying negotiating tactic intended to squeeze such longtime allies as Canada, Mexico and the European Union, chiefly Britain and Germany.

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