Apple boosts its lobbying, but the Beltway Beast will demand more

WEX Opinion - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:46pm

Timothy P. Carney

Apple just reported the most profitable quarter in the history of capitalism, netting $18 billion over the last three months.

Now Washington is going to want to take a bite.

The Beltway machine — the politicians, the lobbyists and even the industry press — have been trying to teach Apple a lesson over recent years: If you’re a successful business, you have to start paying tribute to the political class.


Will Jeb Bush deport four million illegal immigrants?

WEX Opinion - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:13pm

Byron York

There's been a theme to recent press coverage of Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican 2016 presidential field.


Mike Huckabee: 'Trashy' for a professional woman to swear

WEX Opinion - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:41pm

Ashe Schow

Memo to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Stop — just stop.

During an appearance on the Iowa radio program “Mickelson in the Morning,” last Friday (comments at the 6:00 mark), Huckabee said that he found it “trashy” for a woman to curse in the workplace.

Host Jan Mickelson asked Huckabee, a Republican flirting with a 2016 presidential run, whether the former governor had experienced any “culture shock” by traveling from Arkansas to New York to host his own show on Fox News.

“Absolutely,” Huckabee said, before explaining the differences in profanity usage between the South and the Northeast.

“In a business meeting ...


Teachers' union member inadvertently makes the case for school choice

WEX Opinion - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:25pm

Jason Russell

National Education Association member Rachelle Moore inadvertently made the case for numerous school options on Tuesday while testifying before the Senate education committee.

“We also need to consider the unique challenges and circumstances of each student’s life,” Moore said in her oral testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.