Corruption

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In more than a quarter century of exposing N.C. government boondoggles, Carolina Journal has highlighted some major turkeys. Rick Henderson discusses two of them — the Randy Parton Theatre and the Global TransPark — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes the latest…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    A recollection in connection with a judicial retirement

    As Wake County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens announces plans to hang up his robe and set down his gavel, the “Locker Room” remembers one of his best soliloquies. Turn the clock back 10 years. In August 2007, Stephens was mulling over the best response to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    Health care and sabotage of the rule of law

    Christopher Jacobs writes at the Federalist website about former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ troubled relationship with the law. Of all the people crying “sabotage” when it comes to Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius might be the most qualified on the subject. Presiding over the disastrous “launch”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2017
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    Government benefits for criminals

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a questionable use of Social Security funds. The Social Security Administration gave $1.3 million in benefits to criminals, including individuals who had already defrauded the government, according to a new audit. The inspector general for the agency found that just…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2017
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    Environmental regulators avoiding congressional limits on their power

    Tim Pearce reports for the Daily Caller on one way in which federal environmental regulators sidestep congressional oversight. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a practice in recent years that allows the agency to “create its own de facto power of the purse,” according to a report…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2017
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    The compliant media exposed again

    The headline of John Hinderaker‘s Power Line blog entry proclaims “Comey’s FBI lied about Lynch-Clinton meeting.” While that portion of the story is certainly interesting, more disturbing to this reader is the media’s response to the story. To me, the most interesting revelation of the DOJ documents is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2017
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    New developments in the ‘unmasking’ scandal

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller reports on the growing chorus for an investigation of former Obama administration officials. New calls are coming in for the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation into the “unmasking” scandal swirling around a cluster of former Obama administration officials, The Daily…
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2017
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    Lost amid the Trump news: A growing congressional scandal

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest developments in a scandal involving a leading congressional Democrat. Congress is advancing an investigation into a growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2017