President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed an effort to map the brain’s activity in unprecedented detail, as a step toward finding better ways to treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s, autism, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.
Where did all the money go? “Your guess is as good as mine,” David Montoya, the inspector general of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, says of $700 million in missing taxpayer money that Louisiana homeowners were given in the wake of
To combat its infamous traffic, Los Angeles has built subways and light rail lines.
However, the weakness of this approach is that there’s a convenient response available to the defenders of government: Okay, then we just have to elect or appoint better, more morally upright people to political office. The “evil people” theory does
I just got a bill from the IRS for $12,220! They say I significantly under reported my income for the year 2011.
This March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
While Facebook raked in $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations last year ... Washington told them not to worry about paying taxes on it.
The video speaks for itself.
The legacy of all the money the U.S. wasted in Iraq might be summed up with a single quote. “$55 billion could have brought great change in Iraq,” Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki recently told the U.S.’s Iraq auditor
Details of drill pulled from FEMA website
The Department of Homeland Security has acquired over 2,700 military-style, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles for use inside the U.S., according to reports from RT.
Imagine a labyrinthine government department so bloated that few have any clear idea of just what its countless pieces do. Imagine that tens of billions of tax dollars are disappearing into it annually, black hole-style, since it can’t pass a congre
The Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals would rather the homeless go hungry than let them eat deer steaks provided by generous hunters.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open took place recently a few miles from my house in Scottsdale, Ariz. It generated a lot of traffic, especially on Saturday, when the attendance was 179,000. It also generated a stench, because it was sponsored once ag
It was supposed to be the center of a resurgent domestic lithium ion battery industry. A shiny new factory in Holland, Michigan, that by the end of 2013 would produce enough energy cells to power 60,000 electric or hybrid electric cars —
If state and local government employment had kept pace with population growth instead of exceeding it, there would be over 12 million fewer public-sector workers today at the state and local level.
The 76-page masterpiece, The Law, was written by Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850). Of the book’s many profundities, the following statement was the most profound, and, sadly, the most relevant to the United States government of today
"In 2010, I said in a speech that there had been a CIA coup in this country.
As Congress considers across-the-board defense cuts, let's call on the wisdom of Dwight Eisenhower, the last general to become president of the US.
Cash earmarked for Japan’s tsunami reconstruction ‘misspent’ according to government audit
Senator Tom Coburn (R) released his annual Waste Book, a report that highlights government waste at the federal and state level. This year, congress is this year's biggest waste of taxpayers' money.
That troubled battery-maker A123 has just filed for bankruptcy
Courtesy the Online Criminal Justice Degree Project
After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery.
What was the Fed hiding that made some so resistant to an audit of its secretive financial activities? The answer may surprise you...
The economy is the biggest issue in this year's election.
Expanded grant program will provide resources for farmers in 24 states
Remember how obama keeps telling us how he saved GM, and how our economy is getting better, it seems the car company he bought is being saved by Govt employees using our tax money to buy new cars.
Rand Paul to call for audit of the Pentagon?
India’s recent series of power blackouts, in which 600 million people lost electricity for several days, reminds us of the torrid pace at which populations in the developing world have moved onto the powergrid.