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  • FEMA Disaster Website Suddenly Less Transparent

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been out of control in its disaster declarations, and the Obama Administration has issued more of these than any President—costing taxpayers billions. The government has made this information readily searchable online, until recently. At some point in the last couple of months, FEMA … More

    Identity Security Only as Strong as the Weakest Link

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a new report, “Driver’s License Security: Federal Leadership Needed to Address Remaining Vulnerabilities.” The authors note that many states have made solid progress in reducing identity fraud in their states, but there are still vulnerabilities created by cross-state license fraud. States are currently not … More

    With Hurricane Isaac Coming, Everyone Asks the Wrong Question

    As Tropical Storm Isaac is upgraded to Hurricane Isaac, the national media’s focus is on comparing the potential impact of Hurricane Isaac to Hurricane Katrina. Given that Hurricane Isaac appears headed to New Orleans and may hit land exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina did, this focus is natural. With … More

    Shocker of the Week: Illegal Immigrants Exploit Obama Amnesty Program to Stay in U.S.

    President Obama’s unilateral decision to implement parts of the failed DREAM Act legislation has allowed “dreamers” to game the system and stay in the U.S. illegally, according to two union leaders representing immigration agents. Chris Crane, who represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, explained at a press conference: Prosecutorial … More

    UC-Berkeley Ready for Soviet Invasion

    In another example of wasting finite taxpayers funds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gave the University of California-Berkeley $200,000 to buy an “armored response counterattack truck” for its campus police. According to Campus Reform, the armored truck “is used by U.S. troops on the battlefield and is often … More

    Immigration: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

    The Obama Administration has claimed that the southern border is secure because apprehension rates for illegal border crossings are down. The Pew Hispanic Center, using data supplied by the Obama Administration, bolstered this claim by issuing a report that found that illegal border crossings are down and large numbers of … More

    Obama Illegal Immigration Silent Work Raid Policy Not Working

    Last week in The Wall Street Journal, Miriam Jordan writes that “Fresh Raids Target Illegal Hiring.” While a quick glance would leave readers with the impression that President Obama’s illegal immigration work raid policy is working, the problems with the policy sneak into the article in two places. First, Jordan … More

    FEMA's Use of Waffle House as Severity Indicator a Smart Move

    Recent press reports indicate that FEMA uses the status of Waffle House restaurants to gauge the severity of conditions following a natural disaster. Fox News‘ Garrett Tenney explains: After a disaster, officials call a restaurant in the affected area, and ask what’s on the menu. If the restaurant is serving everything, it … More

    Climate Change Not the Problem as FEMA Declarations Dramatically Slow

    Apologists for the huge number of declarations issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) typically argue that climate change is the cause of the increase. The problem for these folks is that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just issued its 594-page special report on the topic and … More

    Despite the Hype, Hurricane Season Ends with a Whimper, but FEMA Activity Runs Amok

    The 2011 hurricane season ends today. Other than Hurricane Irene, which was nearly just a tropical storm when it hit land, no hurricanes hit the United States in 2011. Of the 455 FEMA declarations issued by the Obama Administration, only Hurricanes Irene and Alex (August 2010) have qualified for Major … More