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It's Groundhog Day All Over Again in Washington Feb. 04, 2021

Veronique de Rugy

One of the recurring themes after the election of Joe Biden to the presidency has been that it would... Read More

Once Again, the Export-Import Bank Dogs Taxpayers with Pemex Oct. 01, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

As the saying goes, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." Nowhere is this truth more evident than... Read More

The Export-Import Bank's China Program Lacks Vision Sep. 17, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

Industrial policy that uses tariffs and subsidies to pick economic winners is once again in vogue am... Read More

Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Lacks Needed Reform Nov. 21, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank last week, specia... Read More

Central Planning Is Poisonous to Innovation Jun. 20, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

"The more things change, the more they stay the same" is the best way to describe the lack of origin... 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

Keeping the Export-Import Bank Honest Nov. 16, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Last week, Boeing confirmed the purchase by China of 300 planes for the listed price of $37 billion.... 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

Is Trump's Pick for Budget Director a David Stockman Redux? Dec. 22, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

In his 1986 memoirs, "The Triumph of Politics," David Stockman wrote: "The politicians were wrecking... Read More

Will the Ex-Im Bank Enable Boeing's Deal With Iran? Dec. 15, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

After months of negotiations and political maneuvering, Boeing finally sealed a $17 billion deal wit... 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

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

All Roads Lead to Washington as Congress Resurrects Ex-Im Bank Dec. 10, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

After allowing the Export-Import Bank of the United States' charter to lapse June 30, Congress voted... Read More

Of Crickets and Congressmen Oct. 15, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

Those who take a principled stand in our nation's capital often find themselves alone with the crick... Read More

Speak Now, Congress, or Forever Maintain the Status Quo Oct. 08, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

The House of Representatives is looking for a new speaker. Such times of change present a perfect op... Read More

A Bully on the Congressional Playground Sep. 24, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

Merriam-Webster's definition of a bully is: "a blustering browbeating person; especially one habitua... Read More

Republicans on Road to Ruin With Highway Bill Jul. 28, 2015

Stephen Moore

Later this week, the highway trust fund officially runs out of money unless Congress authorizes more... Read More

Corporate Welfare and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Jul. 02, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

Now that the Export-Import Bank's charter has expired, it's time to examine other programs that shou... 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

A Contrarian Take on Congressional Productivity Apr. 08, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

Many people complain that the most recent two Congresses were incredibly unproductive. That's nonsen... Read More