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Watchdog Podcast: What can be learned from Trump’s victory?

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Donald Trump has locked up a majority of the delegates. He will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Now what?

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Watchdog Podcast: Google’s influence in the White House; Philly put convicts on buses with kids

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Podcast, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Top lobbyists and executives with Google have no trouble getting a meeting with President Barack Obama.

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Compromise and the art of the definition

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Commentary, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Christopher Kendall’s May 12 piece in the Federalist suffers from a common fallacy of modern political writing. It fails to define its terms, and so leaves everyone open to applying their own meanings to his words. Invoking Otto von Bismarck’s famous “art of the possible” admonition, Kendall scolds supposed extremists on both ends of the political […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Donald Trump wins GOP race; Puerto Rico could get a bailout

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Donald Trump, incredibly, has locked up the Republican nomination. As bad as that is, a bailout for Puerto Rico could be even worse.

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Salary increases show the sky is not falling in UW System after all

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Commentary, Education, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Ray Cross recently announced at UW-Stout that he was going to use $35 million in savings to pay for staff salary increases.

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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.

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