By Timothy P. Carney | 09/23/13 04:13 PM
Northern Virginia has four of the wealthiest counties in America — Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington. Falls Church and Alexandria are rich, too.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/23/13 12:52 PM
A slew of recent articles (Bloomberg, Washington Post, National Journal) explaining the effort to defund Obamacare have all pointed out an important fact: A government shutdown wouldn't defund Obamacare. But these articles have all glossed over another important fact: Defunding Obamacare would...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/20/13 03:57 PM
If Tea Party Republicans are behaving like out-of-control children, some blame goes to the unreliable "adults" who spent the last 13 years frittering away their parental credibility.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/20/13 03:45 PM
In case you came away from the media's coverage of Pope Francis's lengthy interview concluding that the Catholic Church was about to become pro-choice, check out the Holy Father's comments this morning: "Every child that isn't born, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/20/13 03:41 PM
Stock markets rallied when the Federal Reserve made it clear it wouldn't stop its practice of buying bonds with brand-new money. Stock markets have done well for the past few years, but employment, wages and new business formation haven't. Stanley Druckenmiller, a very successful investor and...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/19/13 05:02 PM
Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., was exaggerating a bit in these comments quoted by National Review's Jonathan Strong: "Capitol Hill aides, he said 'may be 33 years old now and not making a lot of money. But in a few years they can just go to K Street,' the Washington, D.C., vernacular for becoming a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/19/13 02:09 PM
When you drag commerce into the arena of government, it's always a home game for the big guys. When Congress created an ethanol mandate in 2005 and expanded it in 2007, this was widely, and correctly, derided as a political gift to the ethanol industry. But it's worth noting that big Wall Street...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/18/13 04:35 PM
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, pitches his new tax plan as family friendly. So, what if you're not a "family"? How do you fare under his plan?
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/18/13 02:32 PM
Dr. Dora Hughes spent the last few years inside the Obama administration shaping the Affordable Care Act. Now she gets paid to help health-care companies profit from it. She has monetized the expertise and connections she gained as a public servant, profitably putting them to work for private...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/17/13 06:27 PM
“This election will be about whose side you're on.” The candidate saying that last week was New York City’s mayoral front-runner, Democrat Bill de Blasio, but it could have been nearly any Democratic politician. The de Blasio line reflects an important insight into politics: Many voters...
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