Timothy P. Carney helps direct AEI’s Culture of Competition Project, which examines barriers to competition in all areas of American life, from the economy to the world of ideas. Carney has over a decade of experience as a journalist covering the intersection of politics and economics. His work at AEI focuses on how to reinvigorate a competitive culture in America in which all can reap the benefits of a fair economy.
Senior Political Columnist, Washington Examiner, 2010–present
Eugene Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism, Hillsdale College, 2012
K Street Editor, Washington Examiner, 2009–10
Editor, Evans-Novak Political Report, 2008-09
Columnist, Washington Examiner, 2007-09
Senior Reporter, Evans-Novak Political Report, 2007–08
Editor, Regnery Publishing, 2006–09
Reporter, Evans-Novak Political Report, 2001–04
Web Editor, Reporter, Human Events, 2000–01
“Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses” (Regnery, 2009)
“The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money” (John Wiley & Sons, 2006)
Under the Bush administration, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Mark Agrast worked hard to curtail U.S. government surveillance of individuals whom the government didn’t have a warrant to surveil. Agrast wrote about Bush administration overreaches, and called for greater judicial supervision. He lobbied Congress on these issues, according to CAP’s lobbying filings.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden didn't draw a paycheck from the federal government, but instead from a federal contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, which brought in $1.3 billion for its government intelligence work, nearly a quarter of its revenue, according to the New York Times.
Byron Dorgan, when he was a U.S. senator, directed taxpayer money to clean-coal research. Elizabeth Gore, Dorgan's chief of staff at the time, registered last week as a lobbyist for the clean-coal industry.
Here's the problem: As long as we have a civil service workforce that leans Left, and as long as we have an income tax system that requires the IRS to police political speech, conservative groups can always expect special IRS scrutiny.