By Timothy P. Carney | 10/24/13 06:02 PM
It turns out that issuing taxpayer-backed loans and loan guarantees for Boeing jets and other U.S.-made goods is very profitable. The Export-Import Bank of the United States, a federal agency, reported a $1 billion profit in the last year, the agency reported today. Ex-Im has operated for...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/24/13 01:33 PM
I'll admit, I was drawn into this article on President Obama by Norm Ornstein's odd assertion that Obama has enforced "stiff restrictions on lobbyists entering the administration." Nobody should write something like that without noting that the Obama administration has hired at least 100...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/24/13 05:00 AM
At 63, Charles Krauthammer is a man whose conservatism echoes the late British philosopher Michael Oakeshott more than Ted Cruz: conservatism as a disposition rather than an ideology.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/22/13 06:28 PM
Congress’s next tax and spending fight will take place in a special conference of budget leaders from the House and Senate. Both parties can play their traditional role, with Democrats demanding tax hikes and defense cuts while Republicans demand tax cuts and domestic-spending cuts....
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/22/13 05:06 PM
Discipline must be enforced, and Salon.com has taken up the role as ideological and partisan enforcer.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/21/13 04:48 PM
When you're talking about banks — especially big banks — a laissez-faire approach to regulation is often out of place: As long as government is subsidizing the banks, and as long as taxpayers are on the hook when these banks collapse, the government has a role in policing the banks.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/19/13 10:17 PM
The Republicans who brought about the government shutdown then voted against ending it may not have actually wanted a shutdown. They wanted a fight — and some of them assumed they would lose earlier than they did.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/17/13 02:23 PM
After a 16-day government shutdown that seems, from this side, to have been pointless and fruitless, plenty of conservatives are trying to make sense of today's GOP, the Tea Party, and conservatism.
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...
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