By Timothy P. Carney | 07/04/14 07:30 AM
Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt is a man on a mission — to reclaim the Republican Party for earmarkers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/02/14 08:41 AM
Keith Hennessey was director of the National Economic Council in George W. Bush's second term. He was also a top GOP Hill aide for years. He's no flame-throwing Tea Partier. His resume is thoroughly establishment Republican.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/01/14 03:39 PM
If the views on display outside the Supreme Court and on the Internet this week are widely held on the Left, we're in for a long, ugly culture war.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/01/14 04:08 PM
Many liberals respond to the Export-Import Bank fight by shrugging, rolling their eyes, and saying "what an odd fight to pick."
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/30/14 06:12 PM
No, @TPCarney. Morning-after pills like Plan B actually don't cause abortions. It is amazing that you and so many others still believe this.— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 30, 2014 The Green family, who owns Hobby Lobby, aren't Catholics, and they don't have a broad...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/30/14 08:45 AM
If you could get friendly bureaucrats to make your product a mandatory form of compensation, wouldn't you?
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/27/14 04:59 PM
This isn't a fight between airy ideas and real-world benefits. It's a fight between outspoken beneficiaries and hidden victims. In other words, it's another fight between the politically connected and the less powerful.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/27/14 08:23 AM
"Corporate welfare in the defense of liberty is no vice." That's the punchy opening my AEI colleague Tom Donnelly uses to defend the Export-Import Bank, the imperiled federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports by extending taxpayer-backed financing to foreign buyers. Donnelly is completely...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 02:41 PM
Republican Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling opened today's hearing on the Export-Import Bank by excoriating corporate welfare and calling out big businesses by name in something of a populist speech.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 02:22 PM
The single biggest activity of the Export-Import Bank is subsidizing Boeing's sales to foreign airlines. That means foreign airlines get artificially low prices for their planes. Delta doesn't get such subsidies.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 01:06 PM
Ask massive and profitable U.S. companies why they need taxpayer-backed financing through the Export-Import Bank, and they'll tell you that without the subsidies, they will lose sales to foreign manufacturers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 10:13 AM
The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the usually-obscure government agency that subsidizes U.S. exports with taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/24/14 03:18 PM
The steady drumbeat of Ex-Im corruption over recent years doesn't signal some cabal of white-collar criminals running the agency.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/23/14 05:23 PM
Former House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt and former Republican National Committee boss Haley Barbour are the two lobbyists on the "Dream Team" K Street has assembled to save President Obama's favorite tool for subsidizing manufacturers -- the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/22/14 12:10 PM
House Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy says Congress should let the Export-Import Bank expire, the biggest blow yet to the imperiled subsidy agency whose charter expires this fall. On "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace asked McCarthy if he agrees with "conservatives who say that the...
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