Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

Timothy P. Carney

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Recent articles by Tim:

Here's why Chuck Schumer will never close the carried-interest loophole

It’s obvious what’s going on here, even if plenty of folks don’t want to admit it. → Read More

The wretched Marc Elrich has ruined Montgomery County — the voters can get rid of him today

After closing the schools for the better part of a year, Montgomery County’s Health Department did not let up in the first week of the 2021-2022 school year. It imposed the nation’s strictest quarantine rules, sending home 1,000 students, faculty, and staff. → Read More

When will the media give up this laughable 'disinformation' beat?

A copy of Hunter Biden's hard drive obtained by the Washington Examiner is indisputably authentic and there is no evidence of any hacking or file manipulation, according to an examination conducted by a former Secret Service agent who has testified as a cyberforensics expert in over 100 classified, criminal, and civil matters at the state, federal and international levels. The Washington… → Read More

Yes, liberals, please own the cons

When Roe v. Wade was overturned last Friday, a million hot takes like the following (by a Democratic consultant) hit the internet: → Read More

Biden blames 'gun lobby' when his real enemy is culture

"When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?" asked an impassioned President Joe Biden Tuesday night after a horrific massacre at a Texas elementary school. → Read More

Here’s the corrupt part of what Ron DeSantis is doing with Disney

Maryland Democrats in 2010 tried to impose a “rain tax” before Republican Larry Hogan won the governorship and killed the idea. A rain tax is a tax on paved surfaces that cause stormwater runoff. The worst part of the process came after the Democrats realized that suburban and rural churches have big parking lots and not a lot of disposable money. → Read More

Why is Biden polling so poorly on Ukraine?

Most Americans, particularly most Republicans, disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of Ukraine, according to recent polls. In a poll in late March, only 36% said Biden was doing a good job specifically on Ukraine. → Read More

Earmarks crowd out business and charitable spending while benefiting only insiders

It makes perfect sense that Democrats have brought back the practice of congressional earmarking: Democratic leaders want to entrench their own power and enrich themselves. → Read More

Senators from Walmart and Target country craft anti-Amazon bill

Amazon is the undisputed long-reigning giant of online sales, but that doesn’t mean it has no competitors. For instance, Walmart has reportedly made $67 billion in online sales this year, putting it at least in the ballpark with Amazon’s $386 billion. → Read More

Michigan's government believes that breweries are more of a public good than schools

Michigan’s Constitution has a provision directly attacking religious and other nonpublic schools. → Read More

The juvenile ‘It’s horse paste!’ critique of ivermectin

The Nobel Prize in medicine in 2015 went to two scientists whose experiments on a type of bacteria and subsequent modifications produced a compound that led to “a new class of drugs with extraordinary efficacy against parasitic diseases,” in the words of the Nobel Prize committee. → Read More

Did Twitter break us or merely reveal our brokenness?

About a month ago, I left the D.C. area for a weekend and visited a small town in southwestern Iowa. I had ended up in that small town almost by accident in late 2019 and wrote a big magazine piece about what I found — tiny Imogene, Iowa, beating the odds and hanging on thanks to great community institutions, including a church and an Irish pub. → Read More

Ending the isolation

The beautiful school year our government tried to kill. → Read More

The pandemic is over

Coronavirus numbers mean America must stop living under emergency decree. → Read More

Emails reveal Montgomery County health department's contempt for nonpublic schools

“The privileged class of the county is showing their behinds,” health officer Travis Gayles of Montgomery County, Maryland, wrote on Aug. 1, dismissing objections from parents, teachers, and principals upset at his blanket closure of all nonpublic schools. → Read More

The local government was wrong in trying to close our schools. The data prove it

When our health authorities and the politicians acting in the name of health and science make proclamations that prove to be wrong and take actions that prove to be erroneous, and they persist, never admitting or explaining their error, that can’t be good for gaining and retaining the public’s trust, which, in turn, won’t be good for public health. → Read More

Does Sheldon Whitehouse consider the NAACP to be right-wing 'dark money'?

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, is worried that too many groups are expressing political views without providing a list of all their supporters to the government they may be criticizing. So he’s put out a video about it, and it’s deeply misleading in some key ways. → Read More

‘Keep the schools shut’: Teachers rage against the machine

ROCKVILLE, Maryland — “Enough is enough,” declared Jeremy Levine, a featured speaker at the teachers union rally. “You will not sacrifice our lives, disrupt our communities, and endanger our students for what? Test scores? Or a few folks to get their free babysitters back?” → Read More

Clubhouse controversy: Push to 'democratize everything' creates creepy speech police

It’s not “cancel culture,” we’re told again and again. It’s “accountability.” → Read More

‘Hang Pence’: Connecting the dots on Trump's culpability

“Incitement” is a loaded concept, easy to abuse, and easy to weaponize against the freedom of speech. → Read More