Corruption

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    Still no evidence of Trump collusion

    Jonathan Turley sifts through the spin and focuses on the facts in a column for TheHill.com. The problem in the Russian investigation is that we have plenty of crimes but not necessarily plenty of colluders. The demonic Internet character Guccifer 2.0 was a carefully constructed false identity of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
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    Strzok’s words did enough damage

    Kevin Brock explains at TheHill.com why former FBI official Peter Strzok’s written messages disgraced the bureau, regardless of his actions. Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok spent a long Thursday on Capitol Hill, trying his best to sell the idea that his own words are not indicative of how…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
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    New plan would block unions from siphoning Medicaid payments

    Tim Pearce of the Daily Caller explains a federal government proposal that targets shady labor union activity. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is blistering at a proposed regulation that would prevent the union from siphoning fees from American workers’ Medicaid payments. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2018
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    Corporate incentives in two minutes

    Edmund Malesky, a political science professor at Duke, and his co-author Nathan Jensen explain the failure of corporate incentives and their continued popularity for politicians in this brief video. Short answer: incentive offers are a way for politicians to show they care and they are trying, like most government programs.
    Joseph Coletti, June 26, 2018
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    Double standard in Clinton, Trump investigations

    Margot Cleveland uses a Federalist column to apply common bias-detection standards to the contrasting federal investigations of the 2016 major-party presidential contenders. Now let’s apply these well-established principles of employment law to a theoretical investigation into a company’s two sets of employees — Hillary Clinton and her associates…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2018
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    Paying your enemy’s bills

    Joe Simonson of the Daily Caller reports on the surprising source of income for one socialist protester who recently harassed the U.S. Homeland Security secretary. One of the activists who chased Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night over the Trump administration’s immigration policies…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Hanson laments ‘linguistic trickery’ used to hide scandals

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column focuses on the deceptive use of language to downplay D.C. scandals. There are lots of strange things throughout Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. One of the weirdest is the extent to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Legal expert: ‘The fix was in’

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online contends that the U.S. Justice Department inspector general’s recent report on the Hillary Clinton email server investigation omits a key point. Despite the sprawl of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s 568-page report on the Clinton-emails investigation, there is precious little discussion…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018