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More VA (alleged) fraud, $400,000 in “moving expenses” for 2 senior employees

By Against Crony Capitalism November 3, 2015   More VA (alleged) fraud, $400,000 in “moving expenses” for 2 senior employees     We probably don’t need to remind our readers that veterans were/are dying waiting for care from the VA while these government employees were (allegedly) busy scamming the taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of […]


Fomer head of Chicago public schools to plead guilty to bribery

By Against Crony Capitalism October 11, 2015   Fomer head of Chicago public schools to plead guilty to bribery     We often ask why it is that people continue to live in the urban centers of the Northeast and Midwest. Taxes are high. Traffic is thick. Winters are cold. Crony capitalism runs deep. The […]

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307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report finds

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2015   307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report finds     Treating veterans is very expensive. I would hate to look at the projections the actuaries and accountants come up with each quarter at Veterans Affairs. At best they are a wash of nonsensical numbers. At […]


One-third of veterans on pending (VA) medical care list already dead

By Against Crony Capitalism July 14, 2015   One-third of veterans on pending (VA) medical care list already dead     I was talking to someone a few months ago about the medical challenges facing our veterans and this person made the point that treating vets is very expensive. Once they pass however they are […]

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The Firing Squad for General Petraeus?

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners June 9, 2015   The Firing Squad for General Petraeus?     We are working our way through our series, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Our premise: In a world where everyone is a lawbreaker, it’s hard to spot the real criminals. (Go here to catch up […]


4 Cancer Charities Accused Of Swindling Donors Out Of $187 Million

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist May 21, 2015   4 Cancer Charities Accused Of Swindling Donors Out Of $187 Million     Federal regulators, state officials and prosecutors and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia partnered today [5/19/15] to charge four cancer charities and their operators for running a scheme […]

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Andrew Napolitano: IRS Commissioner Apologizing for Seizing Bank Accounts Is Not Enough

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 16, 2015   Andrew Napolitano: IRS Commissioner Apologizing for Seizing Bank Accounts Is Not Enough   Judge Andrew Napolitano, speaking with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, explained that United States Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen‘s apology last week regarding the US government routinely seizing bank accounts based […]


Students for Liberty: The ‘Regime Change’ Libertarians

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute   Students for Liberty: The ‘Regime Change’ Libertarians   The Students for Liberty are at it again, mainstreaming deviationism with a reckless fervor. While it is a generally accepted tenet of libertarian thought that state involvement in regime change operations overseas is anathema, there are those who claim that […]

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CIA torture report: 8 times U.S. officials defended CIA interrogations

By Trinh Theresa Do, CBC News Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014 3:56 PM ET CBC News   CIA torture report: 8 times U.S. officials defended CIA interrogations   Even amid a firestorm, former CIA directors are defending interrogations   Even before the U.S. Senate intelligence committee released the explosive CIA torture report on Tuesday, Bush […]

Former U.S. president George W. Bush said emphatically in a 2006 speech that the United States 'does not torture,' and that he had not authorized it nor would he. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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‘A Litany of Federal Crimes’ – Judge Napolitano on the CIA Torture Report

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute   ‘A Litany of Federal Crimes’ – Judge Napolitano on the CIA Torture Report   “The most compelling, detailed documented report of government intentional infliction of pain on non-combatants ever produced in American history since the time of the Civil War.” That is how RPI Advisory Board Member Judge […]


Patient Safety Journal Adjusts After an Eye-Opening Scandal

By Marshall Allen   ProPublica, Nov. 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m   Patient Safety Journal Adjusts After an Eye-Opening Scandal       This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog. The aftershocks of what’s been called “patient safety’s first scandal” continue to reverberate in the medical community, most recently in the current issue of the […]

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