Keeping track of government travel costs

Keeping track of government travel costs

Travel spending is one of those areas of government that can be difficult to size up. Obviously, public officials often need to travel to discharge th...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

They keep tabs on their public officials, often asking the tough questions and sounding the alarm when something doesn’t seem right. They attend...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Media are quiet about Russia colluding with American officials

Media are quiet about Russia colluding with American officials

Before Peter Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash,” was published, the New York Times ‘broke’ the story connecting Russian co...

October 25th, 2017 |  


GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “reform,” but tax cuts “cost” nothing

GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “reform,” but tax cuts “cost” nothing

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans released their grandiosely titled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code”...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Bail not meant to enable holding political prisoners

Bail not meant to enable holding political prisoners

The US Constitution’s Eighth Amendment forbids “excessive bail” in criminal prosecutions. That prohibition seems somewhat vague. I g...

October 15th, 2017 |  


A Nobel prize for sanity?

A Nobel prize for sanity?

The Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a wonderful tribute to the many millions of people around th...

October 11th, 2017 |  


The violence comes home again

The violence comes home again

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, as in the wake of all the high-profile mass shootings that preceded it, the big question looms: Why?John Whiteh...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Satan rises in Las Vegas but angels fly high

Doubters of Satan were furnished all the proof they should need as a living Satan arose to the top of Mandalay Bay hotel last Sunday night and unleash...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Urgent: Reinstate ban on assault weapons to prevent mass killings

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the nearly 600 victims and their families of the largest mass shooting in US history last Sunday night in Las Vegas...

October 6th, 2017 |  


Oh say can you … what?

“O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?Whose broad stripes and bri...

October 3rd, 2017 |