By Veronique de Rugy | 12/05/13 07:20 PM
Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, four different federal agencies -- the FBI, CIA, FAA and INS -- were entrusted to protect commercial airlines. They clearly did not do their jobs. Why, then, has the federal...
By Veronique de Rugy | 11/22/13 09:15 AM
How can some policymakers claim to be fiscal conservatives when they won’t allow small spending cuts to the defense budget to go through?
By Veronique de Rugy | 10/31/13 06:13 PM
Despite its hyperfocus on the details of Obamacare’s disastrous rollout and the news that millions of Americans are losing their insurance coverage, Washington is missing the bigger picture of what the rollout glitches represent. That's the much deeper problem of government intervention in...
By Veronique de Rugy | 10/18/13 09:11 AM
Washington's shutdown is over and the debt ceiling has once again been raised, yet the long-term budgetary and economic outlook is no more certain that it was before Congress struck a deal.
By Veronique de Rugy | 10/04/13 02:42 PM
Failure to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution has led to the current government shutdown, even as another epic battle looms over another increase in debt ceiling. Unfortunately for taxpayers, whatever agreement Congress reaches, it is unlikely to get us any closer to finding a...
By Veronique de Rugy | 09/19/13 02:22 PM
Congressional Budget Office officials released updated projections of the U.S.’s long-term budget outlook this week. Their report reveals nothing new; in spite of a real improvement of our fiscal outlook for the next few years, we are still drawing a blank to the realities of an unsustainable...
By Veronique de Rugy | 09/05/13 09:07 AM
Wars are always more expensive than officials promise, so, if the U.S. is to intervene in Syria, it is important to ask what it will actually cost and how that cost will be paid.
By Veronique de Rugy | 08/12/13 09:25 AM
When waste, fraud, and abuse in government is exposed, the first response is often that we need more oversight. For instance, when it came to light that millions in farm subsidies were paid to dead farmers, many in Washington, including the Government Accountability Office, blamed the problem on...
By Veronique de Rugy | 08/07/13 03:30 PM
Spending on monthly Social Security Disability Insurance payments is exploding as the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, even though medical advances during the same period allow many more people to remain on the job longer than ever before. Discrimination against the...
By Veronique de Rugy | 07/25/13 12:20 PM
Everyone should know by now that many of the promised benefits of "stimulating" the economy with increased government spending never materialize. The good news is that most of the threatened economic harm from cutting government spending -- such as those made prior to sequestration — never...
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