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    Why Rumsfeld Sends a Letter to IRS Every Year

    That I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us something. My annual letter to the #IRS: pic.twitter.com/BFh0AXTvAk — Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2014   Every year, Donald Rumsfeld asks the IRS to simplify the tax code. Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense, sends a … More

    EXCLUSIVE: This Congressman Calls Export-Import Bank 'The Face of Cronyism'

    What’s wrong with helping people in other countries buy American? Well, a lot if you’re loaning them U.S. taxpayer money to do it. As Congress gets ready to debate keeping the Export-Import Bank, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) tells The Foundry why he believes the Ex-Im Bank is “the face of … More

    Want Your Own Haunted Island? How About a Former Monastery?

    An island in the Venice lagoon is part of several properties and assets that the Italian government is selling to slash its public debt and comply with European Union guidelines, according to Reuters. Italy is selling the island of Poveglia, which has been inhabited for years and is called “the … More

    We Give Foreigners Taxpayer Money to Import Stuff from America. What?

    Is there anything the U.S. government doesn’t take taxpayer dollars to do? Here’s a lesser-known function of your hard-earned money: providing backing for people in other countries to buy things from America. Come again? Yes, that’s right. Let’s say Air China wants to purchase some Boeing jets. To encourage that … More

    Minimum Wage Hikes Banned in Oklahoma Cities

    Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday banning minimum wage and employee benefit increases in Oklahoma cities. The bill declares “state preemption authority,” stipulating that “no municipality or other political subdivision of this state shall establish a mandatory minimum number of vacation or sick leave days, whether … More

    GOP Governors Hit Obama Administration on Medicare Advantage Rates

    Three Republican governors yesterday blasted President Barack Obama over changes to next year’s Medicare Advantage rates, writing in a letter that the Obama administration’s recent rate announcement was “little more than political theater.” While the administration says Medicare Advantage plans will get a slight pay bump next year, Govs. Rick … More

    A Monstrous Injustice

    On Tuesday, we told the appalling story of Christian Stanfield, a 15-year-old kid with special needs who was, in effect, convicted of the crime of being bullied. After reviewing the trial transcript, it’s clear that convicting this helpless kid of disorderly conduct was criminally dumb. As first reported by Benswann.com, … More

    The War on Cows: From Methane to Meat Taxes

    Last month, the President released a climate action plan designed to cut methane emissions. If you are a cow, be afraid. Be very afraid. The same goes for humans. The plan outlines voluntary measures, such as a “Biogas Roadmap,” to reduce dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by … More

    Pushback Continues: States Grow Increasingly Wary of Common Core

    Common Core is on the ropes. More and more states are pulling back from the national standards as the 2014–15 school year implementation deadline looms near. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal (R)—formerly a Common Core supporter—is now encouraging the legislature to remove the state from the Common Core aligned Partnership … More

    Seriously? Are the French Really Overworked?

    Does anyone really believe the French are overworked? Despite the fact that laws already exist mandating a 35-hour work week, a French court has found some employees need even more protection from being overworked. A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added guarantees that the “always … More