Sen. Tom Coburn

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Patent Fee Diversion Is a Tax on Innovation

Starting with Senate consideration of the so-called patent “reform” bill, Congress’s talk about jobs is sure to feature Washington’s trademarked hype. A Washington jobs debate is itself a misnomer. Washington does ...

Civility, Seating, and Substance

A strange commentary on our society is that in the days leading up to the President’s 2011 State of the Union address, the biggest story may not have been the ...

Earmark Myths and Realities

As Senate Republicans prepare to vote on an earmark moratorium, I would encourage my colleagues to consider four myths and four realities of the debate. Myths of the earmark debate: 1. Eliminating ...