Corruption

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    Repressive regimes fighting back

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about efforts to shine light on repressive government regimes. Government-sanctioned attacks against activists, journalists, and opposition politicians who expose corruption and abuse in repressive regimes are on the rise, according to a new report on internet freedom released…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    Cato study outlines one corporate tax credit that’s ripe for repeal

    Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute highlights the following information about his latest study. As Republicans pursue tax reform, Cato has released a study on one corporate tax break that is ripe for repeal. In “Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Costly, Complex, and Corruption-Prone,” Vanessa Brown Calder and I…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new study showing that farmers’ misuse of federal subsidies could be costing taxpayers billions of dollars. The Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent comments suggest he expects fellow Democrats on the N.C. Supreme Court to overrule his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2017
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    Your tax dollars at work: Unused parking-space edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon unearths another disturbing use of your tax dollars. The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $700,000 for parking spots that no one used during the final two years of the Obama administration. The office of inspector general released an audit Wednesday finding…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2017
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    Clinton’s rigged nomination might have run afoul of the law

    Legal analyst Gregg Jarrett of Fox News makes that argument after reviewing the latest claims from former Democratic Party leader Donna Brazile. There appears to be little doubt that Clinton rigged the election process. It was so unconscionable and unprincipled, that Brazile’s discovery of the incriminating document left…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2017
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    Shocker! Obama administration used government power to fund liberal groups

    Jack Crowe of the Daily Caller details a scheme employed by the Obama administration to enrich liberal interest groups. Emails written by Obama administration Department of Justice officials confirm reports the agency engaged in a systemic effort to funnel money to liberal advocacy organizations from settlements reached with…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state auditor’s finding that Wake County sheriff’s deputies engaged in employment double-dipping while working at the State Fair. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the benefits of state criminal justice reform.
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2017
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    The changing Russia investigation

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner detects a change in the “Russian collusion” investigation. Have you noticed? In recent public comments, the lawmakers investigating the Trump-Russia affair, along with some of the commentators who dissect its every development, seem to be focusing more on the facts of Russia’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2017