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Another Maritime Security Breach In Florida

On U.S. Independence day, when homeland security was supposedly heightened following the London and Glasgow terrorist attacks, a group of migrants easily made it to south Florida undetected by the federal agency in charge of keeping America’s coasts safe. The 49 Cubans slipped by the U.S. Coast Guard in the…

Major Waste At Centers For Disease Control

The federal agency in charge of preventing disease in the United States has wasted hundreds of millions of tax dollars on items unrelated to its mission such as a lavish new headquarter, fancy furniture and a state-of-the-art fitness center for its employees. As if that weren’t bad enough, the Centers…

No Fireworks For FOIA On 4th of July

The federal act that grants Americans the power to request government information turns 40 this week but its systematic failures have worsened with most federal agencies rarely meeting the law’s response deadline and some taking decades to reply. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate the big 4-0 on…

More Illegal Immigrants Use Violence To Cross Border

Although violent assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents is on the rise and drug smuggling from Mexico has doubled, agents say they are increasingly discouraged from using force against illegal immigrants because colleagues have been criminally prosecuted for doing so. The agency guarding the country from the daily influx of…

FDA Officials Violate Public Disclosure Law

Two top officials at the troubled government agency responsible for protecting public health and safety have for years violated federal disclosure laws by concealing meetings with influential drug company executives, lobbyists and patient groups. In violation of open government laws created to provide transparency, the pair of high-ranking drug safety…

AFL-CIO Represents Illegal Day Laborers

While the U.S. Senate defeated the controversial immigration bill this week the nation’s largest federation of unions announced its unprecedented affiliation with a day laborer center that represents illegal immigrants. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), which represents about 10 million workers, first

Jail For Alabama’s Corrupt Governor

A powerful Democrat governor best known for selling the favors of his office for cash, plane rides and fancy cars will go to jail for more than seven years and pay nearly $200,000 in restitution to the state agency he cheated. As Alabama governor from 1999 to 2003 Don Siegelman…

Florida Illegal Alien Task Force Under Attack

A north Florida county sheriff’s department has come under fire for creating an effective Illegal Alien Task Force which has helped rid the area of illegal immigrants and led to the arrest of some 500 people. Bay County sheriff deputies simply pull up to construction sites in their patrol cars…

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