Rep. Cook’s ‘ethics’ bill imperils Texas journalists

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments


Is Mike Wallace a criminal?

All the bad guys the late “60 Minutes” newsman embarrassed over the years might say there ought to be a law against his signature ambush interviews, but Texas may well be the first state to try to actually pass one.

Read More →

Vermont parents may suddenly get religion if vaccination bill signed

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

With forced vaccination set to become law in 2016, Vermont parents are faced with drastic decisions — including feigning religious preference — as they look to make medical decisions for their children.

Read More →

Real estate in D.C. remains a challenge for charter schools

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Shutterstock

In this city, it’s not uncommon for charter school teachers to gather students in warehouses, or basements, or to combine small spaces for an art room, gymnasium and cafeteria.

Read More →

State governments taking the ‘sting’ out of surveillance

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, Judiciary, National, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

YES, NO, MAYBE: The city of Sunrise, Fla., and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement may have violated the state's open government laws for failing to sufficiently respond to the ACLU's public records requests.

As Congress continues to debate the future of the National Security Agency’s telephone metadata collection program, Washington State has banned the warrant-less use of similar technology that allows law enforcement to track cell phones.

Read More →

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare Roadshow rolls on

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Georgia, Health Care, National, News, Ohio, South Carolina  /  No Comments

Photo credit: State of Ohio

Is Ohio Gov. John Kasich running a Republican presidential campaign, or an Obamacare promotional tour?

Read More →

Chief Ed Flynn: Nothing to see here, ‘a thing broke’

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo by Wisconsin Watchdog

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MILWAUKEE – At times flippant, at other times forgetful, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn took the hot seat Thursday before the city’s Public Safety Committee to answer questions about January’s catastrophic crash of the system his department uses to record interviews of criminal suspects.

Read More →