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Tag: Corruption
  • YAL @ UT-Tyler Protests IRS Corruption

    Today, in the wake of the tragic devastation in Moore, OK, the American people rose in anger nationwide against the Internal Revenue Service. Upon learning of the U.S. Treasury Inspector General’s report that the IRS targeted conservative and constitutionalist groups in order to quell politically inconvenient speech, a groundswell of activism took place across the U.S. …

  • Why the Paleo Diet lawsuit really matters

    Some recent controversies have arised surrounding a man from North Carolina’s blog, Diabetes Warrior, a website about Steve Cooksey’s personal experiment with the latest rage in the world of nutrition, the Paleo Diet. Cooksey was charged by the state of North Carolina for practicing and giving dietary recommendations to average people — through his personal blog — …

  • So what happened with Solyndra?

    Here are the details (hint:  If it looks like corruption, and sounds like corruption, and smells like corruption…).

  • Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Receives $8000 Kickback from Delta Airlines

    In all levels of government, special interests try to find their way into the legislative process anyway they can. It’s because of their influence and sway over certain legislators that they can win subsidies and tax breaks that hurt a state’s fiscal well-being, but is good for an industry’s bottom line. This is the case …

  • Corruption Exists at All Levels

    Its amazing how similar student governments can be to real governments. In order to reach their goal of 20% student voter turnout the Northeastern University Student Government Assocation provided a system of prizes to every 99th voter. There was a counter on SGA’s main web-site showing how many students voted. A peculiar thing happened. While …

  • Judge Executive Stamps Out Corruption in Kentucky

    Thomas Massie spent much of the last year working to get Rand Paul elected to the Senate. In the meantime, he decided to run for Judge Executive (essentially mayor) of his county. As this article demonstrates, the recently sworn-in Massie is downsizing government and exposing corruption, much to the displeasure of bureaucrats and politicians: Some …

  • Culture of Corruption: The Joe Sestak Quid Pro Quo

  • Planning to take a Tour of the District of Corruption (D.C.)?

    Here’s a visual metaphor of what to expect: (Cartoon from Townhall)

  • Who does the corrupting?

    One of the most convenient bugbears of American politics is “the rich,” a group which is apparently perpetually engaged in corrupting well-meaning civil servants, taking money from taxpayers in the form of corporate welfare, and all around screwing the populace over by manipulating government for nefarious purposes. Does this happen sometimes?  Well yes, of course.  …

  • What a tangled web they weave…