Digs at President Barack Obama, appeals to religious conservatives and attacks on Obamacare — we know tonight’s Iowa debate among the Republican presidential candidates will feature these staples of the GOP diet. But will any leading candidate articulate a coherent and plausible economic policy? On the eve of the Iowa straw poll, any Republican looking to the top-tier presidential candidates for an actual economic plan is left with thin gruel. Read More
At noon, visit this link to watch Examiner senior political columnist Timothy P. Carney discuss The Conservative Dilemma of Big Government vs. The Free Market, a panel hosted by American's for Tax Reform. Read More
Media Matters has highlighted a clip of Washington Examiner senior political columnist Timothy P. Carney's retort to Newsweek's Eleanor Clift on The McLaughlin Group over the weekend.When asked about President Obama's latest outreach to Hispanic voters, Carney had this to say: Read More
President Obama isn't the only one undecided on whether the United States should intervene in Libya's civil war. The Republican base, including the Tea Party movement, also has yet to stake out a position on a third U.S. war in the Muslim world. Read More
President Obama's economic philosophy is corporatism, and the two corporate executives reportedly on Obama's short list for commerce secretary are perfect specimens of this state-industry collusion. Read More
President Obama can choose war with Moammar Gadhafi, or he can choose to keep the U.S. military out of Libya. But, contrary to claims of Sen. John Kerry and a platoon of pundits, Obama cannot walk a middle line by imposing a "no-fly zone" or staging an antiseptic air campaign.
Imposing a no-fly zone is not a step short of war - it is war. And how many Americans are willing to go to war for Libya? Read More
Environmental policy is not driven by tree-hugging activists, earnest liberal bloggers, or ecologically minded citizens.
Instead, it flows from the lobbyists and executives of well-connected multinational corporations and built-for-subsidy startups that see profit in the loan guarantees, handouts, mandates, and tax credits Congress creates in the name of saving the planet.
K Street is the epicenter of this green-industrial compl Read More
Imagine a crafty real estate developer who buys up a plot of land that's cheap, because zoning laws prohibit any development on it. But the developer is politically connected, and soon he quietly gets a special zoning waiver. Next thing you know, he's building a shopping mall on his lot.
You could count on some angry cries from the other developers in the town, who paid hefty sums for the land where they're building their malls. Read More
The Obama campaign and other liberals are looking to tap into the populist current of today's politics and turn the Wisconsin union fight into a national issue in the 2012 election. Read More
The tension between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party insurgents erupted on the House floor for the first time Wednesday when 110 GOP representatives -- mostly freshmen and some longtime conservative gadflies -- broke from their leadership and most of their caucus in order to kill a defense contract. Read More