What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled


Watchdog Podcast: Sit Down, Shut Up (Episode 2)

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Issues, Politics & Elections, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


This is “Sit Down And Shut Up,” Watchdog.org’s podcast examining education issues at the national, state and local levels. Hosts Ben Yount and Bre Payton take a critical look at the education establishment, the growth of school choice and the ways free markets can be a part of fixing America’s broken school system.

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Lawsuits flying as NLRB pushes ahead with new union elections rules

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Federal Government, Issues, Judiciary, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments


By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
A federal judge will settle the question of how fast is too fast when it comes to workplace labor union elections – again.
Lawsuits were filed this week by several business groups challenging a recently announced rule from the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, that allows for union elections to proceed […]

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Union-funded nonprofit that attacked Corbett faces IRS fine

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Pennsylvanians for Accountability, a labor union-funded political action committee that spent more than $1 million attacking Gov. Tom Corbett during the past two years, is in trouble with the IRS.
The group failed to file tax returns and could be fined as much as $50,000, the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit […]

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ACLU and NAACP suing Ferguson school district for having ‘unfair’ election practices

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The ACLU and NAACP announced a lawsuit against the Ferguson School District, alleging that at-large elections prevent black candidates from getting elected.

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VA senator doesn’t take hint from midterm elections on Keystone

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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When the relatively well-liked Democratic Sen. Mark Warner squeaked past his little-known Republican challenger with less than one percent of the vote this month, some whispered the less-approved Sen. Tim Kaine should be worried.

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With elections coming, Arlington board derails streetcar

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Local Government, News, transportation, Virginia  /  No Comments

SKEPTIC: John Vihstadt won 56 percent of the vote with his campaign against the Arlington streetcar project.

Part 8 of 9 in the series Arlington Traffic Troubles

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ARLINGTON, Va. – Critics hailed Arlington County’s decision Tuesday to scrap plans for a controversial streetcar project.
“I know this decision did not come easily for my three County Board colleagues, who supported the streetcar, but I applaud their concession to […]

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