By Todd Myers
| Special to Watchdog.org
On April 22, in cities across America, some environmental activists will celebrate Earth Day, claiming only increased government control can protect the environment. Those celebrations will expose a couple ironies.
First, many activists will arrive in a Toyota Prius, which has become the symbol of environmental consciousness. Ironically, however, the [...]
By Ron Aiken | The Nerve
In the blink of an eye Thursday on a conference call behind closed doors in the S.C. Department of Commerce’s 16th-floor office, up to $8 million in taxpayer-backed incentives were doled out to some of the state’s largest corporations with no members of the public and only The Nerve present.
By Glynis Kazanijan | Maryland Reporter
The beleaguered Maryland Republican Party, which has won only one statewide election in decades, is having yet another bitter internal contest over who will chair the state central committee.
In February, GOP Chairman Alex Mooney, a former state senator, resigned the unpaid party post, moving to West Virginia from Frederick for [...]
By Yaël Ossowski | Special to Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C— Speaking to the nation during his 2013 State of the Union address in February, President Barack Obama used the spotlight to warn of the growing threat posed by attacks in cyberspace.
“We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets,” he declared. “Now our enemies are also [...]
By John K. Ross | Watchdog.org
Local governments are still using eminent domain in Colorado despite a 2006 state law meant to limit municipalities’ ability to seize property for private development.
In Fort Collins, officials are pushing a plan to redevelop the Foothills Mall. But Sears owns its property in the mall, and has rejected purchase offers [...]