Watchdog Podcast: Sit Down, Shut Up — Yik Yak-ing about school choice

By   /  March 20, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Issues, Podcast, 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.

Read More →

MNsure audit confirms ‘seriously flawed’ rollout of health insurance exchange

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, Minnesota, News, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Facebook Friendly:  MNsure state exchange has Minnesotans covered on social media but enrolling can be another matter. MNsure Photo.

Well intentioned, but not well executed.

That’s a phrase that could describe any number of government programs, and on Tuesday that was the way state auditors summed up a difficult first year for Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange program.

Read More →

E-cigarette legislation makes strange political bedfellows in NM

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  New Mexico, News, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo from Flickr Commons

When a bill to ban e-cigarette sales to minors was heard in the House Health Committee on Jan. 26, the tobacco industry supported it and the Cancer Action Network opposed it. What’s wrong with this picture?

Read More →

MN police chief says cops need to track license plates to prevent terrorism

By   /  February 11, 2015  /  Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

Image via Wiki Commons

Unless police are allowed to track Minnesota drivers’ every move, the terrorists might win.

Read More →

Feds drop forfeiture case led by Obama AG pick Lynch

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Federal Government, National, New York, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments


Sometimes, not violating the law can get you in trouble with the law.

Just ask the Hirsch family, from Long Island.

Read More →

Republicans trounce Democrats in legislative races from coast-to-coast

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments


Republicans swept into control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but that only begins to tell the story of a mid-term election that turned into an electoral rout.

Read More →

Join other concerned citizens who get the latest updates from Watchdog.org on government waste, fraud, or abuse.

Read stories like:

Enter your email and stay on top of the news that matters.