Commentary: How Technicalities Ended the Census Case

by GianCarlo Canaparo   Speaking from the Rose Garden on Thursday, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr accepted that they couldn’t put the citizenship question on the 2020 census. Barr said that the administration would have won the lawsuits, but that “logistical impediments” made it impossible to win the…

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Minnesota Taxpayers Continue to Pay Carolyn Ham While She’s on Investigative Leave

  Minnesota taxpayers have paid Inspector General Carolyn Ham, Minnesota’s top investigator of child-care fraud, $42,000 since being put on leave in March, according to the Pioneer Press. Ham started her “investigative leave” four months ago when Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) began an investigation after a complaint was…

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Michigan Breweries Sue Liquor Commission Over ‘Vague’ Laws

by Scott McClallen   When Michigan government officials raided Greenbush Brewing Co. on June 19, seized wine and cider, and shut down their sales, owner Scott Sullivan was more than 750 miles away. “Someone called me later, and said the liquor commission raided us, then asked to look around,” Sullivan said.…

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‘Helping People Avoid Justice’: Border Patrol Union President Reacts to Clinton’s Advice to Illegal Aliens

by Jason Hopkins   National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd blasted Hillary Clinton for publicly coaching illegal immigrants how to avoid apprehension from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. “I’m amazed that somebody that somebody that ran for president of the United States — that was willing to promise to…

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The Battleground State Report Dissects the Over Spending in Washington Despite Record Increases in Tax Revenue

  On Friday’s one-hour radio show from Star News Digital Media, in the early stages of a national weekend syndication roll-out – The Battleground State Report with Steve Gill, Michael Patrick Leahy, and Doug Kellett – the hosts discussed the record-setting government spending. With Kellett out, Gill and Leahy noted that even after tax cuts, Americans…

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Analysis: Contrary to Popular Belief, Schools Are Not Becoming More Segregated

by James D. Agresti   A new frequent allegation of progressive politicians and media outlets is that America’s schools are becoming more racially segregated. They then argue that government must do something about it, like for example, go back to the forced busing policies of the 1970s. According to Bernie…

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Trump Did Exactly What Opponents of the Census Citizenship Question Said He Should Do

by Kevin Daley   President Donald Trump’s executive order on citizenship data collection lays out a plan that hostile judges and opponents of the census citizenship question urged the government to follow from the start of the legal fight. Indeed, the steps outlined in Thursday’s order were previously repudiated by…

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Ohio AG to Review Federal Access to Driver’s License Photo Database

by Tyler Arnold   Ohio Attorney General David Yost is directing a systematic review of databases under his office’s control, including the driver’s license database that stores photos and other identifiable information about Ohioans. This announcement came after the Washington Post reported how the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration…

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