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    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

    Fact: Compromise Has Expanded Government

    “[C]onservatives make two simple claims: Most policies under debate are liberal, and Republican leaders sacrifice conservative principles when they compromise. History shows they are right on both counts.” So argues political scientist Matt Grossman of Michigan State University in a recent Washington Post column, relying on coded data spanning all … More

    The Surprisingly Simple Way That Congress Could Save Billions

    As this morning’s USA Today headline put it, “Government often has 10 agencies doing one job.” That was the takeaway from the fourth annual report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office detailing unnecessary duplication in federal government programs. Yet, Congress has done little to bring budgetary common sense to Washington … More

    Printing Money: Adopt a New Typeface and Save $136 Million in the Federal Budget

    The federal government can make a decision that would save taxpayers millions of dollars, and it wouldn’t have to cut programs, furlough workers, or even reduce duplicative spending: All it has to do is adopt a new uniform typeface to be used in all government documents. That’s right—saving $136 million … More

    How to Get the Most from Your Dollar in a Slow Economy

    It’s an age-old problem in Washington, D.C.: Every few years or so there’s an economic slowdown, a recession, a bad jobs report, a slow recovery or something similar, and the hue and cry from editorial pages to the Oval Office is directed at Congress: “Don’t just stand there; do something!” … More

    Former Secret Service Agent Tells Why He Walked Away from "the Bubble"

    In Life Inside the Bubble, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tells what’s wrong with the federal government?how its monopoly on power has created widespread inefficiencies that are hurting Americans. Bongino’s concern for the country started before his work with the Secret Service. As a cop with the NYPD patrolling … More

    Government Intrudes Into Virtually Every Aspect of Our Lives

    No matter how we label ourselves — conservative, liberal, moderate or none of the above — we all must grapple with the ever-expanding size and scope of government. America has reached a tipping point. The federal government has grown exponentially, not just in spending, but in its reach. Government intrudes … More

    Still Not the Time to Raise Federal Pay

    President Obama has announced a 1 percent across-the-board federal pay increase in 2014. This comes on top of federal employees’ already scheduled seniority-based raises. Unless Congress intervenes, the gap between federal and private pay will rise even higher next year. President Obama suspended the uniform federal pay increases in 2011 … More

    I Solemnly Swear to Support the Government?

    When lawmakers were debating how to end the federal government shutdown and whether they should authorize Washington to borrow even more money by raising the debt ceiling, Representative David Scott (D–GA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and asked for a minute to speak. The legislation was … More

    Should Government Restrict the Candy Supply?

    What happens if there are too many Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the marketplace? What if there’s an influx of imported jelly beans? This simply can’t be allowed. The federal government must restrict supply to ensure that all children can enjoy the right amount of candy this Halloween at the … More