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State Kidnaps Homeschooled Children

Posted on January 23, 2015

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What began as an investigation ignited by an anonymous report turned into a nightmare for an Arkansas homeschooling couple and seven of their children last week – and it’s not over yet. Arkansas sheriff’s deputies in Garland County have “stolen” seven homeschoolers from their parents in a home raid spurred by an anonymous caller who […]

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The FDA Protects Big Pharma

Written by Robert Murphy on January 9, 2015

The FDA approves very dangerous drugs and then doesn’t respond when later evidence documents the risks. For the rest of my post, let me quote from a 2005 interview of Dr. David Graham, then a 20-year FDA employee. He had led a study showing that Vioxx was extremely dangerous (perhaps causing 60,000 fatalities), and claims […]

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Scuttlebutt and Power: The Meanest Man in Congress

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2015

I am always interested in how bureaucracies work. I am also always interested in how information is handled. I reprinted an article that I wrote in 1977, “Confessions of a Washington Reject.” This led to a question on one of the GaryNorth.com forums regarding the ways in which administrative assistants handle hiring staffs. I responded […]

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How Cops and Firemen Are Skinning Idaho’s Taxpayers

Posted on December 29, 2014

With annual pay and benefits averaging $135,382 for Boise firefighters and $102,003 for Boise police, it’s time for a reassessment of spending priorities not only in Boise, but in the state as well. . . . [P]ublic order and safety spending in Idaho is expected to skyrocket 343 percent in the next five years from […]

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IRS Threatens Symbolic Shutdown. Make It Real!

Posted on December 19, 2014

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The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they […]

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CIA Hammered, But Its Budget Will Grow, as Always

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2014

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The folks at the CIA are chanting this: “Budget cuts will break our bones, but Feinstein cannot hurt us.” The CIA and NSA have been hammered all year. But the public does not know what the government spends on them. Congress does not know. Their budget are never publicly cut. Never. The Washington Post Reports: […]

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White House Stonewalls on Releasing IRS Files

Posted on December 4, 2014

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Less than a week after ’fessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and won’t release the trove to a group suing for access. In an abrupt decision, the Treasury inspector general’s office said that the documents […]

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