By Timothy P. Carney | 02/01/14 12:37 PM
After 40 years in Congress, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. His legacy includes a toxic fuel additive (a boondoggle known as ethanol), a failed pork-fest of a climate bill and the devastation of small businesses -- to name a few of his legislative accomplishments.
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/31/14 04:23 PM
Congressional candidates and congressmen need lawyers. In D.C., law firms are often lobbying firms. That can create interesting dynamics. For instance: Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., recently famous for threatening violence against a reporter, is under scrutiny for campaign finance matters. His...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/31/14 04:09 PM
There are 32 teams in the NFL. Twenty-eight of those 32 play in a stadium built with taxpayer money, according to Travis Waldron and Pat Garofalo. Two more teams play in a stadium expanded through government subsidies. The other two teams are the New York Giants and New York Jets, who both play...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/31/14 10:24 AM
Wendy Davis, announcing in October her run for governor: I have my own Texas story. Thirty-two years ago, I received my high school diploma in this very spot. At the time, I had no idea what my future held. I dreamt of a road that could lead to college, but after a while, it looked like life...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/30/14 12:53 PM
MSNBC writers and tweeters posit that the "right wing" broadly and uniquely bears hatred for multiracial family. MSNBC host Alex Wagner might have meant no ill will when she asked of GOP congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers "where's the needlepoint," but imagine if a conservative host had...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/30/14 09:28 AM
President Obama plans to unilaterally create a new middle-class/working-class savings plan he calls the "MyRA" (intended to invoke Individual Retirement Accounts, presumably, rather than the Irish Republican Army).
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/29/14 03:27 PM
Should U.S. oil drillers be allowed to export crude oil? Or should the federal government force drillers to sell their crude domestically?
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/28/14 10:48 PM
Democrats this week are trying to claim the populist ground for the 2014 elections, with President Obama's State of the Union Address as the centerpiece of this effort. Meanwhile, Obama and his party are showering corporate welfare on the likes of Boeing, Aetna, and possibly billionaire Obama...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/27/14 12:53 PM
There is a Japanese children's book that has been translated into English with the title "Everyone Poops." It doesn't matter who you are or what you do. Everyone poops. Chris Hayes, the liberal MSNBC host, once joked on Twitter, "If I were to write a kids' book about DC, along the lines of...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/26/14 09:23 AM
The favorite senator of Wall Street and K Street explained to a liberal D.C. audience last week how to defang the Tea Party: offer a populist message that splits the grassroots from their wealthy donors. Republicans should listen to this counsel, and turn the tables on Sen. Chuck Schumer of...
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