Ben Carson Cancels Order For $31,000 Dining Room Table

Ben Carson comes to his senses, but questions still remain about his family seeming to benefit from his position in government.

The Confusion of Short Government Shutdowns

Friday’s eight-hour shutdown was not the non-event it seemed from the outside.

Bureaucratic Insurgency

There are growing signs that the Deep State is seeking to thwart legal orders from President Trump. This is dangerous.

Oops. He’s doing it again.

Eliminating the department would mean parceling out most of its activities to other federal agencies, a sleight of hand maneuver that might create the appearance of smaller government but would disrupt the ordinary operations of the federal government. 

Regulatory Capture and the Revolving Door

Top officials of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have taken jobs in the industry they were regulating.

Torture Report’s Long Shadow

What now?

Congress Reaches Budget Deal, Delays Immigration Fight For Another Day

It looks like Congress has averted a budget fight for the second straight year.

Should Lawmaking Be Left to Congress?

Should the Legislature take back legislating from the Executive?

Forest Service Requires Media To Pay Fees To Take Pictures On Government Land

Freedom Of The Press, if you can afford to pay the fee.

Two Federal Appeals Courts Rule Two Different Ways On Obamacare Subsidies

Contradictory rulings from two Federal Courts of Appeal show that statutory construction isn’t a simple thing.

Lois Lerner’s ‘Lost’ Emails And The IRS’s Credibility Problem

The IRS’s claim that it lost some unknown number of Lois Lerner’s emails doesn’t really add up.

IRS Says It Lost Two Years Worth Of Lois Lerner’s E-Mail

All of a sudden, the IRS announced it doesn’t have communications records it once claimed it did have.

Employment Numbers Rigged Prior To 2012 Election? The Evidence Doesn’t Show It

Was the Jobs Report released one month before Election Day 2012 rigged? Despite a new report, there’s no evidence to suggest that it was.

Report: White House Warned In March About Health Care Website Problems

The mounting troubles of the PPACA continue.

The F.D.A.’s Misplaced War On Trans Fats

The FDA is declaring war on trans fats. That’s a bad idea on many levels.

FAA Lifts Restrictions On Using Electronics On Airplanes

Finally, the FAA acts to end a pretty dumb rule. Security Flaws Could Make Social Security Numbers Publicly Available

Even if it were functioning properly the Federal Health Care Exchange website would still have problems.

Senator Joe Manchin Working On Bill To Delay Obamacare Mandate Due To Website Woes

The bad roll out of the Affordable Care Act is starting to lead to calls for delays in enforcement of the law.

The Most Unessential Man in America

Air Force lieutenant colonel (designate) Erik Brine is so unessential that it hurts.

Is There Really A “Congressional Exemption” From Obamacare?

The news PPACA controversy appears to be based on a complete misunderstanding of one provision of the law.

Government Stupidity Continues with Shutdown Looming

The federal government won’t have money to pay its workers come Tuesday but it’ll spend like a drunken sailor on Monday.

VA Gave Bonuses For Shoddy Claim Processing

The VA created an incentive system that rewarded fast, half-assed claim processing that denied complicated requests.

Military Retirees May Lose Double Dip Retirement

The Pentagon is considering making military retirees ineligible for civil service pensions.

Tim Geithner DMV Woes

The DMV experience sucks just as much if you’re Tim Geithner.

Confirmation is the Weakest Aspect of Oversight

There really is no reason for Congress to confirm so many posts.

Are There Too Many Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation?

There are over 1,000 Executive Branch positions requiring Senate approval. That seems excessive.

IRS “Lookout Lists” Also Included Liberal Groups. So, Was It Bipartisan “Targeting?”

A new round of documents from the IRS, that aren’t really new, doesn’t really change the basic narrative on the IRS “targeting” story.

AP: Administration Officials Using Secret Email Addresses

Several top Administration officials have secret email addresses, the Associated Press reports.

Drug Approval Reciprocity

Shouldn’t medical advances available in Germany be available in the United States and vice-versa?

Douglas Shulman’s 157 Visits To The White House: Less Than Meets The Eye

Apparently, some people don’t want to let the facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.

The Wetumpka Tea Party and Defining “Potential Political Cases”

When does politics become the “primary activity” of a 501(c)4?

Diving Deeper into the TIGTA IRS Audit

Inside the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration investigation into the IRS scandal.

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