By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 11:01 AM
LaHood joins Proterra three years after saying, "When the President said that America's small businesses need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build their competition, he must have had Proterra in mind."
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 09:23 AM
New York City's new mayor Bill de Blasio promises to be the apotheosis of progressive politics, blending retread Leftist ideas from the 1970s and pioneering new Big Brother plans.
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/18/14 05:19 PM
President Obama came into office just over five years ago promising to reduce the power of corporate lobbyists and to increase government’s role in the economy. In his first month, he showed that the two promises were incompatible. His $787 billion-dollar stimulus provided the lesson: Every...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/14/14 07:07 PM
“Vote No; Hope Yes.” This might as well be the official motto of the Republican Party -- among both the establishment wing and the Tea Party wing. In the recent intra-Republican drama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to let Democrats suspend the debt limit, but he wanted...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/12/14 03:25 PM
Any time government intervenes in the economy, somebody's making money. Environmentalists' efforts to block Keystone will be good news for those who own the alternative means of shipping oil. Lachlan Markay at the Free Beacon poked around and found this interesting tidbit: Democrats who...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/11/14 05:15 PM
“The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck down an Obama administration regulation on tax preparers....
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/10/14 05:08 PM
If Congress doesn't ban Internet gambling, the terrorists win -- that's the message of the above ad by the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling. Take one guess who's funding the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/10/14 12:17 PM
The libertarian Cato Institute is "ultraconservative," in the telling of the New York Times. And somehow, Cato (motto "Individual liberty, free markets, and peace") is "strikingly different" from an advocate for "freedom" and "a free and open market economy."
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/07/14 03:04 PM
Obamacare will induce people to drop out of the work force, a recent congressional study reported. The Congressional Budget Office report, examining Obamacare's effects on the economy, predicted that the U.S. workforce would shrink by 2.5 million people. The cause: Low-income people get...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 04:12 PM
"The manufacturing of tanks — powerful but cumbersome — is no longer essential, the military says." That's from a Washington Post article on the debate over whether we need to build more tanks. If the U.S. Army doesn't want to buy tanks, why is there a debate over this? Here are two...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 02:59 PM
Republicans, conservatives and libertarians struggle to persuade voters that they care as much about regular people as Democrats and progressives do. One reason: Republicans tend to defend powerful big businesses when they comes under attack. Another reason: free marketeers will speak in...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 11:18 AM
Look at that map of western North Carolina. Most of that chunk of the state -- basically, everything in that map but Asheville and a swath running east from Asheville -- is in the 11th Congressional District. The pea-green area is all national forest. The gray-green area is a national...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/05/14 10:36 AM
Conservatives and libertarians regularly bash lawmakers who support corporate welfare and bailouts, but these days, they're not letting the subsidy-seeking corporations off the hook either. FreedomWorks, a prominent Tea Party group, is launching a campaign against the insurance bailout created...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/04/14 05:17 PM
During the Virginia governor's contest, corporatist Democrat Terry McAuliffe secured the endorsement of GOP consultant Boyd Marcus. The Washington Post aptly summed up the significance: Democrats and even some Republicans see Marcus’s move as emblematic of a deep rift within the party:...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/04/14 04:31 PM
A trillion-dollar, pork-filled farm bill stuffed with corporate welfare passed the House last week and cleared the Senate on Tuesday -- thanks in part to a little-noticed maneuver by the bipartisan leadership in both chambers.
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