Pentagon loses $500M in Yemen, gets $96B budget increase from Congress

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Commentary, National  /  No Comments

NO COMPREHENSIVE MISSION PLAN: Auditors at the GAO say the Department of Defense failed to give Congress most of the information it is supposed to provide in a once-every-four-years briefing on mission and roles.

If employees of the federal government went to Las Vegas and managed to lose $500 million in taxpayer dollars at the slot machines and roulette wheel, there would be expected and understandable outrage from Congress.

But in another desert half-a-world away, employees of the federal government recently lost $500 million in taxpayer-funded supplies.

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Anti-gay initiative does not undermine initiative process

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  California, Commentary  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO — A nasty anti-gay initiative proposed in California has been used by foes of the state’s initiative process to reinforce the need for reform. Certainly, one modest reform might be in order, but the “Sodomite Suppression Act” should mostly be ignored.

In late February, a Huntington Beach man filed with the state attorney general the […]

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North Dakota shouldn’t treat vaping like smoking

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — It was clear heading into the 2015 legislative session that something would be done about vaping products, or e-cigarettes. Law makers mostly want to limit accessibility to minors.
Most retailers won’t sell e-cigarettes to minors, even though it isn’t illegal, yet. But the relatively noncontroversial move […]

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Supreme Court asked to look at UT’s backdoor admissions program

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  Commentary, Texas  /  No Comments

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By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
The University of Texas practices two forms of discrimination in admissions.
Its practice of racial discrimination has gone before the U.S. Supreme Court, which huffed and puffed two years ago in the well-known case of Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas, but didn’t quite blow it down.
The university also discriminates against everyone […]

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Mississippi Legislature strikes out on tax cuts

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  Commentary, Mississippi  /  No Comments

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There will be no joy in Tupelo, Starkville, Biloxi, Greenwood, Liberty or Gluckstadt come tax time. Both had grand tax cut plans that have come to naught as Gov. Phil Bryant will have nothing to sign.

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‘Young, Gifted & Black’ looks to turn Madison into next Ferguson

By   /  March 20, 2015  /  Commentary, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle| Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – If Madison does become “the next Ferguson,” it may be led there by its far left city and county leaders and a civil disobedience group that routinely espouses violence in response to an incident involving a a white cop fatally shooting an unarmed black man.

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