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Why Obama hasn’t rushed to rescue US West Coast ports

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

The national media have hit the issue, but those stories are generally relegated outside the front pages. For most media, particularly TV journalism, the story lost some sparkle once it lost that “man on the street” impact. Most of the public remains unaware of West Coast port congestion.

Ask a typical American about West Coast port delays, and chances are you’ll get a blank stare. Those who have heard about it aren’t likely too worried it will crimp their holiday season, or aren’t aggravated enough to justify a political fuss.

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