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A casino mogul and Baptists team up against online gambling

Timothy P. Carney | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

If it looks a bit hypocritical to fight against gambling with gambling money, it's nothing new.

The pole-dance-party-bus lobby loves pole-dance-party-bus regulation

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

When you see a regulation promulgated in the name of public safety, always ask yourself: which special interest is profiting off this new intrusion of government?

Conservatives against corporate welfare: National Review says to end Export-Import Bank

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

National Review's editors joined the chorus today, with an editorial calling the agency "cronyism concentrate."

Chicago food-truck laws are a success!

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Chicago's regulations of food trucks have achieved their desired effect: protecting restaurants by crushing food trucks.

No, Warren Buffett isn't a hypocrite for paying low taxes

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Warren Buffett thinks his taxes should be higher. An understandable response is "so, pay more in taxes, Mr. Buffett." Some conservatives, in fact, call Buffett a hypocrite for not voluntarily...

Class warfare works because the wealthy really are stealing your money

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

In this interview with the Wall Street Journal, Charles Murray (an AEI colleague of mine) speaks of "the sense that a lot of Americans have that the game is rigged now," and says, "the problem is,...

Obama talks about pay gap, but then punishes working mothers

Timothy P. Carney | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

If President Obama truly cares about fair compensation for women, he should stop penalizing mothers in the federal workforce every time it snows. Allowing private employers to give working moms...

Report: Eric Cantor unwilling to fight against conservatives for export subsidies

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Conservative lawmakers are lining up against the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exporters at taxpayer risk. Mike Lee wrote an op-ed against it, Pat Toomey criticized it on the floor, 21...

Regulators are glad they're helping Big Business at the expense of Mom & Pops

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Regulating an industry tends to add to overhead costs, which disproportionately affects smaller operators, leading to industry consolidation. This is why Big Business often supports — or at...

K Street loses a loyal ally in Kathleen Sebelius

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

To begin on a positive note about the outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services: Kathleen Sebelius was perfectly cordial the one time I met her. It was at a birthday party of Tony Podesta,...