Surprise, Surprise: Report Finds Homeland Security Wasting Money

In his oversight report, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities,” Senator Tom Coburn (R–OK) highlights several examples of cities using homeland security grants for ill-advised expenses. Senator Coburn’s report is an important one and a must read for the media and policymakers. My hometown of Columbus, Ohio, […]

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Obama Administration Wants Black Boxes In Your Car Recording Your Every Move

  WASHINGTON -Most motorists don’t know it, but it’s likely that every time you get behind the wheel, there’s a snitch along for the ride, the Federal Government. In the next few days, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to propose regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders – better known […]

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10 Things Americans Spend More on Than Elections

The $6 billion tab of 2011-12 election cycle political expenditures had barely been tallied before anti-free speech groups began calling for additional campaign finance reforms. With all the hyperventilating over the supposedly outsized spending on American elections, we thought it would be insightful to examine some of the things on which Americans spend more – […]

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Funding for Promising Defense Program in Jeopardy

On November 29, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) had its first successful test run, during which it intercepted an air-breathing target (that is, a missile that does not fly outside the Earth’s atmosphere). While the Pentagon decided not to procure the MEADS program, Congress recently eliminated the funding that would allow the completion […]

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Chinese Investment: Stop Complaining

The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times had front-page stories yesterday on the Securities and Exchange Commission suing the China subsidiaries of major accounting firms for not cooperating with investigations into possible fraud at Chinese clients. The famous multinational auditors are complaining, the Chinese firms are complaining, the Chinese government is complaining. None of […]

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UN Tweets In Favor Of One-State Solution: ‘Typo of Epic Proportions’

Hours before the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a non-member observer state, the official U.N. Twitter account made an egregious typo, tweeting in favor of a one-state solution. “On Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 1-state solution,” read the tweet. The message, […]

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