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Fact Check: Environmental, USITC Deception in the U.S. Outdoor Act

The U.S. Outdoor Act is clear in its practical effect: by lowering import tariffs on “recreational performance outerwear” (high-tech pants and jackets made for outdoorsy activities), the bill would lower the cost of making those products in factories overseas. But in trying to justify those lowered import tariffs, the bill (S. 1439 in the Senate, […]

8 Months Wasted: Resign, Senator Kennedy, Resign

Head to the Boston Globe to find the full-size photo of Senator Edward Kennedy receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom. But Senator Edward Kennedy is not there; he’s back in Massachusetts, suffering from brain cancer. The most his son Patrick can tell President Obama after the ceremony is that “he’s understanding everything that is going […]

Senator Will Work For Cheese

United States Senator Ron Wyden speaks courageously in defense of old cheese. […]

Fund the GPO to Create Jobs and Accountability

When I hear politicians talk about the need for government programs to stimulate job creation, I think that they ought to start with the Government Printing Office. […]

Senate Bill Proposes Increased Rail Infrastructure

Is S. 238 the right bill to start a renaissance in American rail transportation? I can’t say – S. 238 is not yet available to be read by the public. […]

Ron Wyden: Let's Throw Good Money After Bad!

Wyden’s logic suggests that he believes that a wasteful, risky corporate welfare scheme for Detroit is justified by the face that there has been a previous risky, wasteful corporate welfare scheme. […]