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Positions

People always talk about politicians’ positions. I’m not sure why they do that. Followers and opponents alike post articles describing a candidates’ detailed views on subjects from finance to Roe v. Wade. The reality is that many of those views are not those of the candidate. They are the views that special interests have paid more »

Whistleblowing: Confessions of a TSA Agent

I just read a great article from former TSA agent Jason Edward Harrington, (@JasonHarrington) titled Dear America, I Saw You Naked, about his time at the TSA, particularly focused on the introduction of the RapiScan full body scanners. His account details a range of bureaucracy and abuses entertained by the TSA officials and managers alike, with more »

The Infamous Life of a 1970’s Welfare Queen

Although not initially mentioned by name, Linda Taylor (one of hundreds of aliases) was brought to infamy during Ronald Reagan’s campaign trail in ’76. Reagan espoused her story as a lesson or anecdote of government waste and widespread welfare fraud. Prior to the age of internet, many of Reagan’s left-wing opponents claimed his story held more »

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