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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


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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Georgia GOP voters emphatically want more school choice

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Education, Georgia, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

LOSING CHOICE: School choice has been a great equalizer in Vermont for nearly 150 years, but Act 46 stands to wipe out that tradition, and people need to understand the law before it’s too late.

Despite its appearance near the bottom of the ballot, 75 percent of Georgia GOP primary voters this week supported additional school choice options when voting on a non-binding ballot question. More Republicans answered the ballot question than cast votes in the U.S. Senate race, which was placed at the top of the ballot. There is an open voting […]

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Docs clash with Sanders over price controls for prescription drugs

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, California, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo via Wiki Commons (Shelly Prevost)

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he supports price controls for drugs in California, but doctors in the state say the proposal is deeply flawed.

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Haas’ emails in GAB’s John Doe probe should give senators pause

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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This ‘nonpartisan’ Government Accountability Board retread has a very partisan past, as underscored by court documents obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog.

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Vermont GOP warming up to Trump

By   /  May 22, 2016  /  Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Michael Bielawski

Vermont’s Republican leaders appeared to be warming to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as they voted Saturday to send 13 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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Compromise and the art of the definition

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


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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