By Timothy P. Carney | 11/07/13 10:59 AM
Republicans talk about cutting welfare for the poor. Democrats talk about hiking taxes on the rich. Here's a compromise: cut welfare for the rich. One place to start would be farm subsidies. The Environmental Working Group reports: At least 50 billionaires or farm businesses in which they...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/07/13 10:57 AM
The conventional myth about regulation is this: Government tries to intervene to protect consumers, while big business fights for laissez-faire. But, like most regulation, food-safety regulation often ends up protecting the biggest players in the industry, crushing small and local businesses,...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/06/13 05:23 PM
Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat looks at the Virginia governor's race, in which crony capitalist Terry McAuliffe trounced populist-y, libertarian-ish Republican Ken Cuccinelli, and sees a problem for free-market populism and reform conservatism: When thinking about the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/06/13 04:55 PM
A Democrat won the governor's race in Virginia with less than 50 percent of the vote, while the Libertarian candidate pulled in 6.5 percent, so there's plenty of talk blaming libertarian Robert Sarvis as a spoiler, handing the race to high-tax, big-government, crony capitalist Democrat Terry...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/06/13 06:33 AM
McLEAN, Va. -- Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia's governor race, outraising Cuccinelli nearly two-to-one and dominating in the richest part of the state. What’s going on here? First, upper-middle class, white suburbs have marched steadily toward the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/05/13 06:41 PM
The Empire is striking back in an Alabama congressional race, according to the media narrative. The only problem is that the Empire is winning a fight in which the Rebel Alliance never showed up. According to the New York Times, the special election tonight in Alabama's 1st congressional...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/05/13 11:04 AM
Last year, my mother-in-law was told that her kids had bought her a birthday present of tickets for a concert at Strathmore, a local music hall. She was excited about the show, and she and my father-in-law drove to their daughter's house to pick up the tickets, all ready for a night at the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/04/13 05:03 PM
The most important job of the media is holding the powerful accountable. This task, I believe, is why the founders put the freedom of the press in the First Amendment.
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/04/13 04:33 PM
It's no longer novel to point out that President Obama sold Obamacare on a falsehoods, but it's still worth pointing out.
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/04/13 03:58 PM
Ken Cuccinelli has tried, in the final days of his uphill race for governor, to nationalize the race. More specifically, he wants swing voters to think a vote for Terry McAuliffe is a vote for Obamacare.
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