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The Direct Line Between Lobbying the DHS and Getting Defense Contracts

DHS palm greasing

The top five contractors for the DHS, in terms of the value of defense contracts, spent millions on lobbying and political contributions to receive almost $9 billion worth of DHS contracts: MapLight looked into the contracts awarded by the DHS

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Why Isn’t Anyone Angry Over Failing Vaccines from Merck?

measles Merck

In the wake of the recent measles “outbreak” that affected a few dozen people, pro-vaxxers got the anger machine churning over all the anti-vaxxers who have threatened the safety, health, and herd immunity of the whole population by their close-minded, superstitious,

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Feds Give $39 Billion A Year to Solar Industry; Only 0.5% of Power Generated by Solar

flying money

If “green” really was the way to go, we wouldn’t need any government subsidies to produce it. The market would demand it, and innovators would create the supply. The competition would naturally drive prices down, and the quality of the

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A Rock and a Hard Place: Civil Corruption and Crony Capitalism

crony capitalism

Should corporations be allowed to operate freely without government interference? Or do they need to be regulated by government to make sure corporations treat people fairly? Nope. Neither of these options are possible right now. We’re between a rock and

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IRS Hires CGI Federal, the Same Company that Flubbed Healthcare.gov!

CGI Federal Cron Gonnegtions Incorporated

What in the world? I know that civil government is famous for inefficiency, over-spending, corruption, larceny, and just plain stupid, but this beggars belief. After the feds fired CGI Federal for its very expensive and ultimately botched design of Healthcare.gov,

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The Majority of Current Congress Members are Millionaires

Congress Money Dome small

For the first time ever, the majority of Congress members are millionaires: Among the 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more for 2012, the CRP said, citing disclosure forms filed

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Turns Out Sugar Isn’t So Sweet

sugar cubes

Added sugar in our diets might be doing more to us than just making us fat, according to a new study assessing the deleterious effects of sugar in our diets: “People are becoming literate about the toxic effects of sugar,”

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You’ll Never Guess Who is Fighting Against Labeling GMO Foods

GMO tomato

Portland, Oregon has proposed legislation for labeling GMO foods, and the party opposing the labels has raised nearly twice as much money as those in favor of it. I bet you can’t guess who the biggest donor against labeling is…

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Google Ramping Up Political Donations

google

There is no denying it—in our day, corporations are people. That was the argument that protected Hobby Lobby from obeying the contraception mandate of Obamacare. And it’s also the reason why corporations like Google are allowed to give as much

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Why is the Middle Class Evaporating?

Middle Class

If you listen to leftists and big-government stooges, the middle class is evaporating because of low minimum wage, greedy corporations, and tax-breaks for the rich. Which would indicate that, in order to grow the middle class, the civil government needs

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AT&T and Verizon think Slow Internet is “Fast Enough”

AT&T fat cat

The common understanding among big-government proponents (which includes pretty much anyone who has ever voted Republican or Democrat) is that the civil government actually protects its citizens from greedy corporate interests. But what if regulation is actually one of the

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Fiat CEO: "Don't Buy Our Electric Cars"

Fiat 500e

As much as I don’t like admitting that Obama was right about something, perhaps he did choose the right man to head up Chrysler. (But don’t worry; all the other problems with that merger still ensure that Obama comes out in

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