Watchdog’s Top 10 List: Bureaucrats Behaving Badly

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Federal Government, Florida, Legislature, Mississippi, National, News, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Bureaucrats and politicians manipulate the system, for their own benefit and for the benefit of their friends and financial allies. How do they get away with it? They get a lot of practice and, all too often, nobody is watching. But we are. Here’s a top 10 list of bureaucrats, politicians and rent seekers who […]

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2016: More water battles, but California sees hope – or just whiskey

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  California  /  No Comments

Associated Press photo / Lenny Ignelzi

Part 4 of 4 in the series California’s Manmade Drought   By Steven Greenhut | SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the Civil War came to a close, Mark Twain re-invigorated his writing career in a tiny house near the gold-mining enclave of Angels Camp in the heart of California’s gold-rush country. There he wrote the […]

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Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 16

By   /  December 29, 2015  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Part 10 of 25 in the series Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015 By Josh Peterson Public safety officials have seized on the public’s fears of terrorism to resume their push for more power in the digital realm to go after criminals and terrorists.   Yet while the law enforcement and intelligence communities’ have waged a war on […]

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Kemper green-energy plant at risk as key contract deadline passes

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Power

The Kemper Project integrated gasification power plant is in jeopardy as documents show that two oil-drilling companies are no longer contractually bound to purchase the plant’s CO2.

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Inside one more sketchy Sharpton-family nonprofit

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  National, New York  /  No Comments

New records reviewed by National Review show Sharpton’s daughter and her boyfriend, Marcus Bright, together run a shadowy nonprofit that shares corporate donors, board members, and office space with Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, and they won’t answer any questions about it.

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Elizabeth Warren, the real estate profiteer

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  National, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    By Jillian Kay Melchior and Eliana Johnson | Special to Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year […]

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