Subtlety in general is a hard-sell for those making and enforcing policy. Being “tough on drugs” and “tough on crime” is a stance that many, perhaps most, Americans find both comforting and a no-brainer. And the prospect seems straightforward enough- establishing and enforcing of tougher drug laws dissuades dealers from dealing and users from using, […]
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For the first time in recent history the IRS has been knocked down a few pegs. In a hearing, lawmakers took turns calling out IRS commissioner Steven Miller for the scandalous practice of targeting groups that were thought to be conservative. What did the IRS Do? To put it simply, in a report issued by […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was charged with corruption by prosecutors on Thursday, and another assemblyman was forced to resign, in the second federal graft case brought against New York politicians this week. Federal prosecutors have accused Stevenson of taking more than $22,000 in bribes in exchange for official acts, […]
The United States Constitution, Article II, Section 3, requires the President to give Congress information of the State of the Union and to recommend their consideration for measures that he judges necessary and expedient. George Washington personally delivered his first message to congress on January 8th, 1790. Since then presidents have been delivering what is […]
It is no secret that the United States suffers from spending more money than they are bringing in. If the average person tried to live off the budget that the current government is using, they would be homeless within just a few days. This overspending budget is just one of the reasons for the bad […]
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