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Ignoring the real scandal at the University of Texas

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Federal Government, Judiciary, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action at the University of Texas in a 4-3 decision Thursday by openly ignoring the facts of the case. In his opinion for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy dismissed a bombshell report on admissions corruption at UT as mere “extrarecord materials” which “the Court properly declines to consider.” The excuse […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Airbnb, the First Amendment and Philly’s tax on soda

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Education, Issues, New York, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Philadelphia passed a tax on soda, and New York is trying to make it illegal to even talk about renting your apartment on Airbnb.

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Sound familiar? Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth accused of retaliation at VA

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Illinois, National, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“What is crystal clear is that Duckworth does not want the truth to come out.”

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More retaliation despite investigation, Social Security office sources say

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“They’ve never been held accountable. What makes you think they’re going to be held accountable now.”

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City won’t pay, so D.C. charter schools self-fund lead testing

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Accountability, District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

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A new D.C. government initiative to regularly test every drinking source in public facilities doesn’t include charter schools, which are picking up the tab for their own testing and hoping the city helps pay for future efforts. In light of a handful of D.C. Public Schools discovering unsafe lead levels in August 2015, The D.C. Public Charter School Board […]

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Social Security appeals judge pleads guilty to retaliation charge

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, West Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Andrus admitted that he helped devise a plan to discredit an ODAR staff member who blew the whistle on an alleged scheme to bilk taxpayers

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