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Rail Dispute Over Keystone Pipeline Follows a Long Tradition of Cronyism

Rail Dispute Over Keystone Pipeline Follows a Long Tradition of Cronyism

Our nation’s railroad system has always been a source of pride. It helped America expand from coast to coast, and by 1860, nearly every major city was linked by rail. In addition, most farms were within five miles of a rail line so they could ship produce and livestock.

Yet, with this growth has come a long history of cronyism connected to the nation’s rail system.

We usually recall fondly the golden spike that marked the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United ...

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Shutting Down Ex-Im Bank Punishes American Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers

Shutting Down Ex-Im Bank Punishes American Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers

With all the barriers stacked up against American entrepreneurs, a bright spot has been access to working capital through the Export-Import Bank, which is essential if American exporters are to compete in the global marketplace. Ex-Im provides working capital guarantees, insurance and direct loans to American manufacturers, helping to open new foreign markets that allow the U.S. economy to grow, while creating good-paying jobs.

Yet some in Congress are leaning toward not reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank. A vote is scheduled for ...

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An Attack on Intellectual Property Is an Attack on US Business

An Attack on Intellectual Property Is an Attack on US Business

While the Washington Redskins trademark and logos are the source of heated debate, we seem to have ignored the fact that the team’s intellectual property belongs to them, as granted by the U.S. government dating back more than 80 years. Therefore, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to revoke the trademark is an attack on intellectual property and the start of a slippery slope for businesses trying to protect their property rights.

This is all about ideology, and not about ...

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Corporate Tax Rate Driving American Companies Overseas

Corporate Tax Rate Driving American Companies Overseas

Time was when the United States was No. 1 in numerous economic categories.

Unfortunately, we have traded our swagger in indicators that make us stronger for a tax code that makes us weaker: American companies face the highest statutory corporate income tax rate in the world — 39.1 percent.

According to the Tax Foundation, this overall rate of 39.1 percent is a combination of the 35 percent federal rate plus the average rate levied by U.S. states.

This puts the United States at ...

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Hello New Carbon Tax; Goodbye 250,000 American Jobs

Hello New Carbon Tax; Goodbye 250,000 American Jobs

My father was born and raised in West Virginia, and is now buried in the heart of coal country. So President Obama’s war on coal and fossil fuels is not only a terrible policy decision, but it’s one that resonates with me personally.

Stephen Moore, founder of the Free Enterprise Fund, was recently a guest on my radio show, Made in America, and predicted that the way the Obama administration is waging war on fossil fuels, the coal industry could be ...

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