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WAPA: The Federal Scandal You’ve Never Heard Of

It is hard to keep track of all the waste, corruption, and mismanagement propagated by government agencies in recent years, including the DOD, PTO, VA, and others.

New Study on Electricity Infrastructure

Private-sector utilities provide the bulk of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution in the United States. But the federal government also owns a share of the nation’s electricity infrastructure.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan

A six-page summary of the Trump infrastructure plan seems to have leaked out yesterday.

Government Shutdown Solution: Auto CR

Part of the federal government is closed today because the two parties cannot agree on a discretionary spending plan for the balance of fiscal 2018.

Earmark Supporters Should Run for Local Office

If you are interested in national issues such as defense, foreign policy, and trade, and want to hold public office, you should run for Congress. If you are interested in roads, beaches, subways, and policing, you should run for city council or the state legislature.

Privatizing Federal Grazing Lands

The federal government owns 640 million acres of land—mainly in the West—which is 28 percent of land in the United States.

Federal Gas Tax Increase Misguided

The Trump administration will release its long-waited infrastructure plan in coming weeks. The plan is expected to include $200 billion over 10 years of federal funding

Year of Federal Spending Cuts, 2018

As an optimist, and I hereby proclaim 2018 “Year of Federal Spending Cuts.”

Corporate Welfare Absurdity

The economy is growing strongly, and yet one of the highest-income states is dishing out “economic development” subsidies to a big, profitable company in one of the nation’s wealthiest counties.

Matt Damon in Downsizing

The new science fiction movie Downsizing with Matt Damon opens at theaters this week. Here is an idea for Downsizing 2.

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