The Ex-Im Bank: By doing nothing, Congress sides with taxpayers and basic market principles

The Ex-Im Bank has become a key talking point in the 2016 presidential campaign, but most people don’t even know what it is or why it exists. Th...

June 11th, 2015 |  


21 things Congress could defund in Commerce, Science, and Justice

This week the House of Representatives is taking up the appropriations bill for Commerce, Science and Justice. This is an opportunity for Congress to ...

June 11th, 2015 |  


Is the Ex-Im Bank even needed?

A recent response from the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by Americans for Limited Government she...

June 11th, 2015 |  



Obama’s loaded gun on trade

If 2016 does not work out the way every one hopes, Republicans will have nobody to blame but themselves.Votes in favor of trade authority for Presiden...

June 10th, 2015 |  


Why run for office?

I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It ...

June 10th, 2015 |  


Looking for work? Plan a money-smart job search

A successful job search goes well beyond snagging the title and the paycheck. From the day you start looking until the day you’re hired, there a...

June 9th, 2015 |  


Challenging breath-alcohol tests

Challenging breath-alcohol tests

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June 9th, 2015 |  


Ex-Im Bank’s cozy relationship with private lender

In the current Congressional debate over whether the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) should be reauthorized, one aspect of its activities has received...

June 9th, 2015 |  


Jobs data: Big growth predictor or false indicator?

It is numbers day again, the day where the Labor Department reports last month’s unemployment figures to much fanfare.This month, clues will be ...

June 8th, 2015 |  


A taste of things to come for electricity consumers and generators

One year ago, Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, announced the controversial centerpiece of the Obama administration&...

June 8th, 2015 |