• DOT to ban cell phone use on planes

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Just eight months ago cell phone use on airplanes was made legal. The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to make it illegal again. DOT is preparing to substitute a ban lifted in December | Read More »

  • Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Just months after becoming governor in 2010, Neil Abercrombie was ranked by Public Policy Polling as the nation’s most unpopular governor. In the past three years, his continued to spiral downward. With the | Read More »

  • Navy shipbuilding crisis has far-reaching consequences

    Navy shipbuilding crisis has far-reaching consequences

    With China expanding its fleet and influence, a hollowed-out U.S. Navy will not be able to act as the sharp end of the Obama administration’s “Pacific Pivot,” a shift of forces and emphasis from the Atlantic area.

  • IRS has a dept. that monitors sermons

    The Becket Fund’s Executive Director, Kristina Arriaga, released the following message: Within the IRS, there is, no lie, a “Political Activities Referral Committee” unit that investigates whether preachers have said something from the pulpit in violation of the IRS rules regarding | Read More »

  • No one knows who can access students’ personal data

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Students at many public schools are having personal data collected, stored and distributed to third parties without their parents’ knowledge. “I had a conversation with my high school assistant principal and asked him how | Read More »

  • In Miami, prove voter fraud, get a $10,000 reward

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. MIAMI — The Miami-Dade Police Benevolence Association hopes a plan to offer $10,000 rewards for tips leading to voter-fraud convictions will put the kibosh on phony absentee ballot schemes that have plagued Miami-Dade’s political races for | Read More »

  • Killing ride-sharing puts public safety at risk

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. DALLAS — Uber and Lyft, responding to myths spread by their detractors, are promoting their services as a safer transportation alternative for consumers. Speaking on a panel Wednesday at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s | Read More »

  • Govt. flies illegals to Hawaii on your dime

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Although 2,500 miles from the continental United States, Hawaii has joined the list of states temporarily housing unaccompanied minors from Central America who have illegally crossed into America through the Southwest border. Who’s | Read More »

  • ObamaCare architect’s ‘Tale of the Tapes’

    From American Commitment: Gruber Gate: ObamaCare Architect’s “Tale of the Tapes” Washington, D.C.—American Commitment, a national advocacy organization, is launching a hard-hitting campaign to expose ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber’s historic deception regarding the subsidies that were at the center of the | Read More »

  • U.S. leads the world in climate realism

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Americans lead the world in climate realism, according to polling results published by Ipsos MORI. The pollsters asked more than 16,000 people from more than 20 different countries their opinions on various environmental issues. | Read More »

  • Video: Schools have become data vacuums

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. The biggest proponents of Big Data in education believe collecting the most intimate details about your child and family will help them engineer society, Jane Robbins says in this interview with the Daily Caller’s Ginni | Read More »

  • Planned Parenthood’s charges against pro-lifer dropped

    From the Thomas More Society: Thomas More Society Defends Sidewalk Counselor Arrested for Offering Water in 100° Heat (July 18, 2014 – Chicago) Yesterday, Planned Parenthood’s criminal charges against Kathy Thebo Forck were dismissed in Boone County Circuit Court.  Forck, a | Read More »

  • Boosting min. wage doesn’t mean more jobs

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Raising the minimum wages doesn’t necessarily equate to job growth, some economists say. Interestingly, though, Los Angeles activists partly relied on a conflicting theory in basing their plan to raise the minimum wage in that | Read More »

  • DNC 2016 in Birmingham? GOP says, ‘yes!’

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. CULLMAN, Ala. — The Alabama Republican Party welcomed a site selection team for the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Birmingham on Monday with faux open arms. Alabama’s largest city is one of five finalists for | Read More »

  • Robot army coming for your min. wage job

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. This billboard predicting that workers will be replaced by iPads was spotted over the weekend in San Francisco. The organization behind it is the Employment Policies Institute, a Washington, D.C., based nonprofit that has | Read More »

  • Wisc. inmates collect unemployment

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. MADISON, Wis. — Who says crime doesn’t pay? Hundreds of inmates in Wisconsin’s jails and prisons fraudulently collected unemployment insurance benefits in the last fiscal year, according to data obtained by Wisconsin Reporter through an | Read More »

  • North Carolina lifts fracking moratorium

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a bill ending the Tarheel State’s moratorium on energy production via hydraulic fracturing. Fracking to Begin in 2015 The governor’s action ends a 2012 moratorium | Read More »

  • Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets ten years

    Ex-mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, famous for his failures during the Bush years with Hurricane Katrina, has finally got what he’s had coming. From the Washington Examiner: NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to | Read More »

  • Gov. Pence urges Congress to block EPA regs

    STATE OF INDIANA Michael R. Pence OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Governor State House, Second Floor Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 July 9, 2014 Dear Members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation, As Congress begins to consider the fiscal year 2015 appropriations bills that | Read More »

  • Border crisis comes to tiny Michigan town

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. The immigration crisis on the southern border, involving tens of thousands of minors from El Salvador, Honduras,and Guatemala, has become a concern for Michiganders who live in a rural community with fewer than 3,000 people. | Read More »