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Jon Stewart Ridicules Iran Sanctions and Interviews Robert Gates

Jon Stewart takes us through the new sanctions against Iran that many in our dysfunctional Congress are considering. He also interviews former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his new book “Duty.”

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE



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How Kafkaesque Bureaucrats Are Ruining Education

Last week the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest in the nation, opened its doors for the new school year. The following story is a sobering tale of bureaucracy run amok, to the detriment of its schoolchildren.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 READ MORE


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For Whom the City of Bell Tolls

Police have arrested current and former city officials who are accused of pilfering millions from the taxpayers of Bell. The small Los Angeles suburb gained national notoriety as a poster town for bureaucratic corruption, and authorities wasted no time investigating and arresting the alleged nest featherers.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 READ MORE



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South Carolina Charges Fee to Overthrow the Government

A South Carolina lawmaker is trying to repeal the state’s Subversive Activities Registration Act, which charges locals who want to overthrow the government a $5 fee and requires that they register—with the government. You have to see the paperwork (after the jump) to fully appreciate its comic value.

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 READ MORE


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Environmentalists Assail French ‘Green Tax’

A plan by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to slap a “carbon tax” on all forms of energy except electricity has met both popular resistance and activist snubbing. Two-thirds of French voters oppose such a tax, and environmentalists have chimed in to condemn it as halfhearted and wimpy.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009 READ MORE


Leading Iraqis Get Practical

If one were to ask President Bush to make sense of his strategy in Iraq, he would likely suggest that by providing stability, the Iraqi government could work toward reconciliation and an end to sectarian bloodletting, but according to several key Iraqi leaders, that just isn’t going to happen. Better, they argue, to focus on the basics of governing and providing services that Iraqis continue to suffer without.

Posted on Oct 8, 2007 READ MORE


Spy Chief Draws Bipartisan Criticism

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on a lot these days, but they do agree that the U.S.’ new spy chief, John Negroponte, is “creating just another blanket of bureaucracy, muffling rather than clarifying the dangers lurking in the world,” according to the N.Y. Times.

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


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White House Admits Lag in Bioterror Effort

Bush & Co. still don’t have a comprehensive plan to deal with bioterror threats—despite two years of planning and billions in appropriations. The alleged culprit: bureaucratic inertia.
“I can’t help but think we are not prepared if, God forbid, any of these catastrophes were to be visited upon the United States,” says a congresswoman.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


UK Officer Assails U.S. Iraq Tactics

The brigadier general calls the U.S. military “weighed down by bureaucracy, a stiflingly hierarchical outlook” and a “predisposition to offensive operations.” | story

Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE


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