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Timothy P. Carney
Timothy P. Carney is a columnist for the Washington Examiner and the author of The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money (Wiley).
by | May 15, 2009

When Timothy Geithner worked at the International Monetary Fund, he managed a feat that probably very few Americans have even contemplated: he got himself reimbursed by his employer for taxes he never paid. You see, foreigners working at the IMF…

by | Jan 4, 2008

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — The back, right corner of the Kirn Middle School auditorium erupted. After hours of voting, haggling, and a recount, John Edwards had been declared the winner of the 9th precinct caucus in Pottawattamie County. He edged…

by | Dec 19, 2007

DUBUQUE, Iowa — “Those guys are evil,” the husband said, screwing up his face, while his wife frowned but nodded in agreement. “Anybody who came against them — they were just destroyed.” To my conservative ears, it sounded like they…

by | Jul 17, 2006

This past week, the average price for a gallon of gasoline rose above $3 for the first time since the brief post-Katrina spike. On cue, politicians, journalists, and liberal agitators are crying “price gouging,” and telling us we need federal…

by | Jun 30, 2005

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. New London should indeed be alarming to all homeowners and business owners, who have now learned that they’ll own their property only as long as their local government thinks they should. But…

by | Jan 14, 2005

BERLIN — A line of cobblestones in the street marks where the Wall once ran through the middle of town. Just on the East German side of Friedrichstrasse, in an empty lot, is a field of crosses honoring those who…

by | Nov 12, 2004

The Philadelphia Inquirer writer had a sense of humor when he wrote about Arlen Specter’s “charm offensive” to win back the love of his party and shore up what was once thought inevitable: his election to chairman of the Senate…

by | Oct 28, 2004

DUBUQUE, Iowa — As a New Yorker, it is easy for me to get snobby about some things. We Big Apple natives tend to turn up our noses at pizza in 99 percent of the country, and we are skeptical…

by | Jul 28, 2004

BOSTON — With Ron Reagan’s address last night, the Democratic convention shifted from hokey artifice to downright dishonesty and flagrant falsehood. The reason for having the late former president’s son speak was obvious. It had nothing to do with bipartisan…

by | Jun 14, 2004

WASHINGTON — Forget the national polls. Forget Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arizona, and Oregon. Forget the lists of 16 or 18 swing states being tossed about in the press. You can tell who will be our next president by watching only six…

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