corruption

David Harsanyi

Opinion: The GOP’s Hunter Biden Probe Is Legit – David Harsanyi

As a tactical concern, the House GOP’s decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable. It promises limited political return. It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents “domestic terrorists” and ignores violence aimed

San Francisco

What takes years and costs $20K? A San Francisco trash can – Associated Press

Photo: A prototype trash can called Salt and Pepper is seen near the Embarcadero in San Francisco  What takes four years to make and costs more than $20,000? A trash can in San Francisco. That costly, boxy bin is among six trash cans hitting San Francisco’s streets this summer in the city’s long saga in

Bureau of Prisons

Senate panel subpoenas federal prisons director to testify – Associated Press

The outgoing director of the Bureau of Prisons has been subpoenaed to testify before a Senate committee examining abuse and corruption in the beleaguered federal agency. Michael Carvajal was served a subpoena to appear at a hearing later this month. The subpoena was announced Monday by Sen. Jon Ossoff, the chairman of the U.S. Senate

Opinion

Opinion: Democracy Versus Kleptocracy, S. Korea and the Philippines – Inside Sources

Photo: Yoon Suk-yeol (Wikipedia) Comparisons between South Korea and the Philippines can be tempting.  I can’t help but succumb to the temptation after covering this month’s election of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as president of the Philippines and then observing, via the internet, the inauguration in Seoul the next day of Yoon Suk-yeol as president of

Afghanistan

Report from Afghanistan: Lessons Learned from Inside the Taliban Takeover

Past midnight last Friday, I sat at an eerily quiet Afghan military base on the edges of Mazar-e-Sharif, listening over and over again to the fervent pledges of high-ranking fighters that the beloved city and longtime bulwark of anti-Taliban resistance absolutely would not fall back into the insurgents’ hands. And hours later, as the first

National

In rush to restore budget earmarks, Arizona lawmakers made modest asks

When Congress restored budget earmarks this year after a decade-long ban, more than 300 House members rushed in with $7.1 billion in special requests for congressional funding of local projects. Arizona lawmakers were part of that rush, but with requests that were relatively modest: None of the state’s four Republican members asked for earmarks and

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