Ask virtually any private sector employees how they feel about the perks and rewards that are offered to those who work on the payroll of the government instead of an independent employer, and you’re likely to receive similar responses. Few among th
An open-air water reservoir that serves Portland, Oregon's roughly 500,000 residents was shut down and drained recently after a 21-year-old man was caught urinating in it.
Preston, Idaho is a town of roughly 5,000 people that earned brief notoriety a decade ago as the setting for the whimsical film “Napoleon Dynamite.”
A few days ago, the following was predicted:
After seeing this, it may be no wonder the rest of the non-mail-providing-public in the US goes "postal."...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a surprise announcement on Saturday that he would reinstate almost all of the 400,000 civilian employees of the Defense Department who had been sent home when the government shut down last week.
The U.S. government is now the country’s largest rooftop solar customer…and you’re paying for it. Recently, SolarCity, a California-based solar company, announced that it will lease solar units, a 5-year, $1 billion dollar plan to supply solar power
State and local governments have signed contracts that obligate them to keep a certain number of people in jail (with numbers around 96% occupancy) to bolster the profits of privately run prisons, a survey indicates.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, cash strapped states have accelerated the outsourcing of America in hopes of delivering the same services more cheaply. "Desperate government is our best customer," said one executive specializing in infrastructure pu
In the highly regulated government medical system in Great Britain, the waste, fraud and abuse continues to astound even those who are used to its rampant inefficiencies.
U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top secret
Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is "not possible" to eliminate positions.
As the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the government watchdog charged with overseeing nearly $100 billion in contracts to reconstruct the country has found almost $2 billion in potential waste, fraud and abuse in the last three...
The Detroit area remains one of the top 10 metros for foreclosed and vacated homes. Its abandoned residences often become hideouts for drug users and prostitutes, and occasionally scenes of murder.
The Detroit City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman,
Employees make purchases totaling nearly $108 million in 2010 and 2011, and most are legitimate.
It's a no-brainer: The government should be spending money on science that nobody else wants to fund.
Murray Rothbard would, correctly, object to this government spending as investment. My point in quoting Marron is simply to show how large a factor student loans have become, rather than to hail it as magical new investment. Indeed, given new evide
Rep. Jeff Duncan wants to know why IRS law enforcement agents are training with AR-15 rifles.
I know, you are probably thinking like I am after reading the title, “You’ve got to be kidding!” I’m not. Even after the Department of Homeland Security indicated that they had nearly 264 million rounds of ammunition back near the end of November 201
In a huge Environmental Protection Agency warehouse in Landover, enterprising workers made sure that they had all the comforts of home. They created personal rec rooms with televisions, radios, chairs and couches.
The financial news is getting boring. The Dow goes only one way – up. But gold fell below $1,400 per ounce yesterday.
U.S. Navy leaders were warned last year that a $37 billion program to build Littoral Combat Ships can’t meet its promised mission because the vessels are too lightly manned and armed, according to a confidential report.
The horrific Boston bombings already have led to irrational calls for more security cameras and more police officers, with some Democrats absurdly using this tragedy as a reason to stop the slight sequester-mandated cuts in federal spending growth.
The Mojave Desert Tortoise is listed by the federal government as a “threatened” species, which allows extreme environmentalists and their co-religionist government thugs to impose restrictions on land use by humans in Southern Nevada,.....
Faux conservative comedian Stephen Colbert on Tuesday highlighted the story of the Abrams tank — the tank that lawmakers have devoted nearly $500 million to over the past two years, but one that the U.S. Army does not want or need.
The people who supply the weapons now being aimed at us, are guilty, as are the operations who use them. The War of the Drones is here.
The Pentagon spent millions developing a humongous hydrogen-fueled drone that, it hoped, could fly at soaring altitudes for a week at a time. Now the drone is all on its lonesome, because no one wants to buy it.
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
On Barack and Michelle Obama's schedule for today, this event is listed: 7:30 p.m. THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a concert celebrating Memphis Soul music as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series; THE PRESIDENT delivers rema