By Timothy P. Carney | 10/17/13 12:47 PM
The anti-establishment wing of the GOP made a mistake in shutting down the government in a hopeless effort to defund Obamacare. Politicians and journalists are lamenting the costs -- as much as $24 billion in lost economic productivity, according to one measure.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/16/13 09:42 AM
From both the House and Senate conservatives, I get the strong feeling that the debt limit won't face much of a fight. Think of it this way: Folks are ready to vote no on a debt-limit deal but they're not planning to filibuster or threaten to depose House Speaker John Boehner. In short, on the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/15/13 06:02 PM
The story of the "Vitter amendment" and the so-called "Congressional exemption" is a confusing, and so I'll try to clear up some things. The short version: 1) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included a provision that (by many interpretations, including my own) ends employer...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/15/13 05:29 PM
President Obama's concession in the current budget negotiations may be that he will enforce his own health care law. Meanwhile, Republicans have shied away from trying to repeal a tax on big business because the party's base doesn't see it as a priority.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/13/13 04:06 AM
Money was falling from the sky in a Senate office building on Thursday. It was just a protest against the lobbying by agribusiness giant Monsanto, but the sight elicited a Twitter joke from Washington Examiner economics reporter Joe Lawler: "The Yellen Era begins." President Obama's nomination...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/10/13 03:32 PM
Michelle Obama wants you to exercise, but the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition has told the US Postal Service to destroy an entire run of "Just Move!" postage stamps, because the physical activities they depict are too fun. From Postal Mag: With the Just Move! stamp...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/10/13 11:43 AM
"With Election Near, a Populist Strain Tugs at the Republican Party" - Jackie Calmes, Oct. 3, 2008 "Known for more than a century as the nation’s party of business, rooted in the industrial North and its affluent communities, the Republican Party has evolved." "A Business Bet on the G.O.P....
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/09/13 01:57 PM
"It’s going to make it impossible for them to feed their kids." That's one of the warnings we're getting about the government shutdown.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/08/13 05:34 PM
Did Republicans go through this entire painful government shutdown business in order to save Johnson & Johnson 2.3 percent on the sale of its catheters? In the second week of the Obamacare-related shutdown, the odds look decent Republicans will win only one concession from Democrats:...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/07/13 05:12 PM
"Regulatory capture": That's the name of a phenomenon that derails the liberal dream of using government power to tame economic power. The idea is that nobody will care as much about a regulatory body as the companies being regulated — and the biggest companies will have the resources to...
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