Balanced Budget Amendment Article V Convention called an enormous success

Balanced Budget Amendment Article V Convention called an enormous success

By Kevin Lundberg, Yvette Herrell, Stuart MacPhail / Heartland Institute With a focus on balancing the monumental debt plaguing the United States, the states push for an amendment aimed at restoring federal fiscal restraint. Phoenix Convention Was an Enormous Success –  The September 12 – 15 Phoenix Convention was called by the Arizona State Legislature […]

Russian Facebook ads: 70 million people may have seen them

Russian Facebook ads: 70 million people may have seen them

Facebook estimates 10 million Americans saw the advertisements Russian groups purchased to try to influence last year’s election, but analysts said that undersells the reach of the ads, which may have actually been seen by as many as 70 million. That kind of reach is stunning given the relatively modest budget of $100,000 spent by […]

Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for All” is good for none

Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for All” is good for none

By Richard Kucor / Mises Wire Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a single-payer healthcare plan called “Medicare for All.” Sanders titled his approach for nationalizing one-sixth of the American economy as “Medicare for All” in order to offer a template for his vision of the U.S. healthcare system. Unfortunately, using Medicare as the template for […]

Illinois Democrat’s bill could end new school scholarship plan

Illinois Democrat’s bill could end new school scholarship plan

By Cole Lauterbach / Watchdog.org A little more than a month after its passage, a private school scholarship program created in the sweeping education funding reform overhaul signed into law in August and touted as a win by Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republicans is the target of a new bill that seeks to remove it. State […]

City abruptly eliminates police chief finalist for supporting immigration enforcement

City abruptly eliminates police chief finalist for supporting immigration enforcement

From Judicial Watch A highly qualified and respected veteran law enforcement official with impressive credentials was precipitously eliminated as a finalist to be police chief in a U.S. city after officials discovered he endorsed immigration enforcement. Judicial Watch is investigating and has filed a public records request to obtain details about the troublesome case in which the […]

David Shulkin: VA will address high suicide rates in veteran population

David Shulkin: VA will address high suicide rates in veteran population

While suicide rates rise across the general U.S. population, they are increasingly rising faster in the veteran population, Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday morning, speaking to a conference audience ahead of a Senate hearing to address preventive measures of suicide. Over 42,000 people committed suicide in 2014, and of those, at least 20 […]

Report: Alaska, ND have lowest public debt; Illinois, NJ have highest

Report: Alaska, ND have lowest public debt; Illinois, NJ have highest

By Greg Bishop / Watchdog.org Got $50,000 laying around you can hand over to the state? Illinois taxpayers owe that much in debt racked up by state government. Government finance watchdog Truth In Accounting’s latest Financial State of the States report shows only nine states are free of state debt. The rest are putting their […]

National Taxpayers Union’s latest scorecard shows Congress’ fiscal performance needs serious improvement

National Taxpayers Union’s latest scorecard shows Congress’ fiscal performance needs serious improvement

From The National Taxpayers Union The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has released its annual Congressional Ratings for the 2016 Session, recording a slight rise for the average protaxpayer score in the House, while marking a dip in the Senate’s average. Yet, the ranks of truly superlative performers in Congress who voted consistently to protect taxpayers […]

Conservative lawmakers from 19 states meet to discuss constitutional amendments for balanced budget, congressional term limits

Conservative lawmakers from 19 states meet to discuss constitutional amendments for balanced budget, congressional term limits

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest State lawmakers from around the nation spent last week gathered at the Arizona state Capitol to iron out the details of how a constitutional convention to force conservative reforms on Washington could work. The historic meeting marks a huge step in the direction of making a long-discussed convention […]