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Airstrikes in Iraq: Remember that Thing Called Congress?

Guest Post By: Jake Tate “President Obama has authorized airstrikes in Iraq.” Does anyone else see something wrong with that headline? Not “The United States Government has…” or “With the approval of Congress the President has…” No. The headlines have always told us that Obama is doing this, that, and the other thing on his […]


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Do we need the Export-Import Bank?

By: Colin Combs General Electric’s Chief Executive Jeff Immelt recently claimed that closing the Export-Import bank would mean that “we are basically making a statement as a country that we do not think that exports are important”. Is that true? If we close the Ex-Im Bank, would exports simply cease to exist? Is this really […]


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Fuel on the Fire

By: Colin Combs It’s no secret that gas prices have been ridiculous. Everyone has been bemoaning them for quite a while now. Some understand this is a consequence of the state inflating the currency so the dollar buys less, while government burdens the gas industry with high taxes and regulations so that less people can […]


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No, Fewer Turnovers Won’t Prevent Minimum Wage Layoffs

By: Colin Combs On July 5th, Jared Bernstein wrote for the Washington Post that “No, raising the minimum wage doesn’t lead to layoffs”. He then proceeded to immediately contradict that statement by moving his goalpost over to saying that minimum wage layoffs are only “moderate”. The rest of the article can be summed up by […]


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Export Ban Marginally Decreased

By: Colin Combs Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security expanded its definition for acceptable forms of shale oil to be sold abroad to include a form of ultra-light oil known as “condensate”, which has gone through a “stabilization” process in a distillation tower to strip it of lighter gases, making […]


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