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Pork is Not the Problem

Pork is Not the Problem

  By Thomas L. Knapp It’s that time of year: Citizens Against Government Waste just released its annual “Pig Book,” a compendium and analysis of pork barrel spending, aka earmarks, by the US Congress in 2019. Summary: Congressional appropriations for 2019 include 282 earmarks, up from 232 last year. The cost comes to $15.3 billion, […]

Will Congress finally get tough on junk science?

Will Congress finally get tough on junk science?

. By Paul Driessen A growing problem for modern industrialized Western societies is the legion of government agencies and unelected bureaucrats and allied nongovernmental organizations that seem impervious to transparency, accountability or reform. Their expansive power often controls public perceptions and public policies. Prominent among them are those involved in climate change research and energy […]

One More for the Road, Senator? Taxpayers footing billed for tipsy legislators

One More for the Road, Senator? Taxpayers footing billed for tipsy legislators