By Timothy P. Carney | 08/08/14 04:29 PM
President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/07/14 05:53 PM
Walgreens purchased a European-based drugstore chain. The U.S. has really high corporate taxes. As this new joint company decides where to base itself, the U.S.'s high corporate tax rates may play a role.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/07/14 12:58 PM
Democrats all over the country are running in support of the Export-Import Bank, a government agency President Obama rightly called "little more than a fund for corporate welfare." (That was before he controlled it, of course.)
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/05/14 08:16 PM
President Obama and his allies in the business lobby say they need export subsidies to compete with China's export subsidies. One problem with that argument: U.S. export programs directly subsidize China's export programs.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/04/14 08:20 AM
It's called the political economy: Politicians use the taxpayer to subsidize businesses, and then they demand money from those businesses.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/01/14 05:31 PM
Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor is leaving the swamp of Capitol Hill early to return home, to live and work among the people of Henrico and Culpeper Counties whom he's represented for 14 years. I'm joking, of course.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/31/14 01:35 PM
If that expectation of a Wall Street bailout can be brought to near-zero, then that has some ramifications.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/31/14 11:20 AM
The Obama White House and the health insurance industry have an uneasy alliance to defend Obamacare's subsidies and mandates — at the expense of the taxpayer.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/30/14 02:38 PM
Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst, to her discredit, supports the federal ethanol mandate. In fact, she is lobbying the Obama administration to increase the mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/29/14 04:24 PM
"This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/29/14 03:29 PM
Defenders of the Export-Import Bank argue that the agency is profitable. This argument convinces some people to support (or at least tolerate) Ex-Im. It shouldn’t.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/26/14 10:00 PM
Give the lady points for boldness: Sen. Kay Hagan is blasting her Republican opponent for "sid[ing] with the special interests" because he opposes a corporate welfare agency that gives most of its subsidies to Hagan's campaign contributors.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/24/14 03:35 PM
This looks sketchy as heck. A telecom company is basically getting special prices on buying wireless spectrum, even thought it just leases that spectrum to big telecoms. The company's owner is a bundler for President Obama but also a donor to Rep. Jim Clyburn, whose daughter Mignon Clyburn is...
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/23/14 05:25 PM
Today, via the Wall Street Journal, we get a doozy for the Obama revolving door.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/23/14 10:07 AM
Misplaced balance is a major problem in today's media. One politician says something completely false, and another points out that the false thing is false -- and the media report it as a dispute.
By Zack Colman | 08/27/14
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By Byron York | 08/27/14
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