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The DOJ Shouldn't Reignite the Fight Against Intrastate Gambling Jan. 10, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

The government has been shut down for over two weeks and is on track to become the longest shutdown ... Read More

Here's to Making 2019 a Year for D.C. to Remember Jan. 03, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

Christmas is over, and the new year begins. Now Congress needs to go back to work and clean up the m... Read More

Air Travel Protectionists' Wings Clipped by Open Skies Agreements May. 31, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Though competition is great for consumers — as they get more and better goods and services for... Read More

Is Ethanol Cronyism on the Ropes? May. 03, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

While then-candidate Donald Trump did participate in the usual campaign ritual of bending knee to Io... Read More

Kelo's Demolished 'Little Pink House' Stands as a Monument to Injustice Apr. 26, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

The United States is supposed to be the "land of the free," a country where individualism and privat... Read More

3 Things to Like About 2017 Dec. 28, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

This time of year, we pause to take stock of what happened in the year that has passed. Although the... Read More

Boeing and the US Department of Cronyism Oct. 05, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

I have long said that the Department of Commerce should be renamed the Department of Cronyism. First... Read More

Republicans Still Seeking Casino Cronyism Aug. 24, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Congress has done little to demonstrate that it can solve the nation's most pressing problems. The h... Read More

Politicians Can't Get Enough Energy Cronyism Aug. 17, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Despite the breadth of the current political divide, it appears that there is at least one thing tha... Read More

Celebrating Our Independence -- From the Export-Import Bank Jul. 06, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

This week, we not only celebrate our country's independence from the British but also celebrate the ... Read More

Cronyism Thwarts Telemedicine and Other Innovations Feb. 23, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

The goal of health care reform is to provide better health care to everyone at a lower cost, year af... Read More

The Panderer in Chief and the 'War on the American Farmer' Nov. 03, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Auditioning for the title of panderer in chief during this election cycle are two potential masters.... Read More

Lame Ducks and Corporate Tax Privileges Oct. 06, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Congress recently passed another short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and... Read More

Catfish, the Other Cronyism Meat? Jun. 30, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Cronyism is the ugly marriage between special interest groups and politicians, which results in an a... Read More

A Sneaky Corporate Welfare Balancing Act May. 19, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Corporate welfare takes many forms: a tax break to a particular industry, a tariff against foreign s... Read More

Candidates Banking on the Export-Import Bank? Mar. 10, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is one of a kind. He is the only self-proclaimed so... Read More

Retailers Don't Need Another Regulatory Handout Jan. 07, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Benjamin Franklin said there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to a... Read More

Expecting the Export-Import Bank to Expire Jun. 18, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

On June 30, the Export-Import Bank of the United States — an agency that mostly extends loans ... Read More

The Privileged People Feb. 12, 2014

John Stossel

Politicians say, "We're all equal," and pretend that they represent everyone. But, in fact, they con... Read More