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Evil Uber narrative runs amok in Austin

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Commentary, Regulations, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

Regardless of the phony narratives, a vote for Prop. 1 keeps Uber in Austin.

No matter what you see or hear or read from now until election day on Saturday, Proposition 1 asks whether or not people of free will want ridesharing companies to offer their services in Austin. Everything else is politics, down to the incomprehensible language of the proposition itself. Everything. Politics in the time of social […]

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Embracing Obamacare still no recipe for Republican success

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, National, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich bills himself as the most electable Republican presidential candidate, but he’s strangling the party’s strongest health care message.

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Watchdog Podcast: ‘I don’t think you could design a worse public policy if you tried’

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Clark Neily thought he had seen government at its worst.

Then he started working on civil forfeiture cases.

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The one-sided Medicaid show in Texas

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, Texas  /  No Comments

Medicaid expansion ran loose in Texas last week.

Medicaid in Texas and the federal government that continues to expand it are just as voracious and as difficult to pay for as they have ever been. Somebody had to say it. You certainly weren’t going to find it in your standard issue news coverage. What you did learn over the past few weeks is […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Delegate rules highlight Pennsylvania primary battle

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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After a big win in New York, presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton turn their attention to Pennsylvania and other northeastern states that hold their primary elections on Tuesday.

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Watchdog Podcast: Travel bans to Mississippi, NC don’t make much sense

By   /  April 15, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Mississippi, North Carolina, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Since the passage of religious freedom laws (or anti-LGBT laws if you prefer) in Mississippi and North Carolina, a number of other states have banned government travel to those places. The bans are largely symbolic (and almost comically hypocritical), but do they actually serve a purpose? Watchdog’s Bruce Parker joins Eric Boehm on this week’s edition […]

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