By Timothy P. Carney | 02/24/14 04:51 PM
Our President is battling in court against nuns who don't want to pay for birth control -- and the President's supporters in the media are calling the nuns theocrats for fighting back. The Little Sisters of the Poor don't count as religious enough to be exempt from President Obama's mandate...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/24/14 02:52 PM
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., won a special election in 1955, and was sworn into Congress in December of that year. That is closer to the beginning of the Spanish-American War than it is to today. There are a ton of interesting things to say about Dingell and his nearly 60 years in the House....
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/21/14 04:26 PM
Should a Canadian corporation be allowed to take land rights from a small Nebraska rancher? Should conservatives side with Big Government and Canadians over private landowners? A court in Nebraska has put the brakes on the Keystone XL pipeline in a case that started with land rights. The...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 01:09 PM
Western Europe's commitment to secularism often translates into outlawing the free exercise of religion. Denmark has outlawed the kosher and halal slaughter of animals -- meaning it will be illegal to produce meat according to the strictures of Jewish or Islamic teaching.
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 11:56 AM
THIS TOWN — There's a special interest for everything. Even inefficient means of disseminating information. The Washington Post's Lisa Rein reports: "As the Obama administration pushes to do more business over the Internet, finally seeking to close the technology gap with the private...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 11:01 AM
LaHood joins Proterra three years after saying, "When the President said that America's small businesses need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build their competition, he must have had Proterra in mind."
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 09:23 AM
New York City's new mayor Bill de Blasio promises to be the apotheosis of progressive politics, blending retread Leftist ideas from the 1970s and pioneering new Big Brother plans.
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/18/14 05:19 PM
President Obama came into office just over five years ago promising to reduce the power of corporate lobbyists and to increase government’s role in the economy. In his first month, he showed that the two promises were incompatible. His $787 billion-dollar stimulus provided the lesson: Every...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/14/14 07:07 PM
“Vote No; Hope Yes.” This might as well be the official motto of the Republican Party -- among both the establishment wing and the Tea Party wing. In the recent intra-Republican drama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to let Democrats suspend the debt limit, but he wanted...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/12/14 03:25 PM
Any time government intervenes in the economy, somebody's making money. Environmentalists' efforts to block Keystone will be good news for those who own the alternative means of shipping oil. Lachlan Markay at the Free Beacon poked around and found this interesting tidbit: Democrats who...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/11/14 05:15 PM
“The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck down an Obama administration regulation on tax preparers....
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/10/14 05:08 PM
If Congress doesn't ban Internet gambling, the terrorists win -- that's the message of the above ad by the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling. Take one guess who's funding the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/10/14 12:17 PM
The libertarian Cato Institute is "ultraconservative," in the telling of the New York Times. And somehow, Cato (motto "Individual liberty, free markets, and peace") is "strikingly different" from an advocate for "freedom" and "a free and open market economy."
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/07/14 03:04 PM
Obamacare will induce people to drop out of the work force, a recent congressional study reported. The Congressional Budget Office report, examining Obamacare's effects on the economy, predicted that the U.S. workforce would shrink by 2.5 million people. The cause: Low-income people get...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 04:12 PM
"The manufacturing of tanks — powerful but cumbersome — is no longer essential, the military says." That's from a Washington Post article on the debate over whether we need to build more tanks. If the U.S. Army doesn't want to buy tanks, why is there a debate over this? Here are two...
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