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Hollywood Loves Military Movies -- Shouldn't It Love Hiring Vets?

Richard Arthur | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe?

Clayton Anderson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Clayton Anderson

I guess I've always been a little bit cynical -- not much, mind you, but enough to cause me to look at the current happenings between Russia and Ukraine with a slightly jaundiced eye. How might this affect our relationship in outer space? Is Russia a friend, or are they a foe?

Which States Get The Most Cash From The Federal Government?

24/7 Wall St. | MICHAEL B. SAUTER, LISA UIBLE, LISA NELSON and ALEXANDER E. M. HESS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business

In 2010, the federal government took the hundreds of billions of dollars it received in corporate, income and property taxes from each state and respe...

Coordinating Data to Improve Government Programs

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Data is the tongue of the federal government and too often data and information from one agency's program is incompatible with data collected by another.

GSA Scandal Is a Window to the Way Washington Really Works

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Maybe it was the fact that the administrator was forced to resign and two employees were fired. Truth be told, a lot of administration heads should probably resign. These abuses are not unique to the Obama administration; they've gone on for decades.

Your Receipt, From This Guy

Emily Cohn | Posted 04.04.2012 | Money

Curious how your tax dollars are being spent by the federal government? Check your federal taxpayer receipt. The White House released an updated to...

American Tax Dollars For Child Soldiers

Richard Stearns | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Richard Stearns

We can't fall into the trap of letting the ends justify the means. Sending children into war is never an acceptable means of trying to achieve some future good.

Obama Is Not Trying to Create Jobs; He's Trying to Get Re-elected

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I don't think President Obama is trying to create jobs. His jobs bill is designed to get him re-elected. I think if you looked at the facts you'd agree.

Protect the American Union by Supporting Public Schools

John H. Jackson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

For the United States to be a global leader in postsecondary education by 2020, it will take a higher level of accountability from teachers, parents, our youth and policymakers to maintain our Union.

It's Time to Grow Up

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

We can call it libertarianism, patriotism, conservatism, or anything we want, but the truth is this: an ideology of selfishness has gripped the nation.

Watching New York City's Check Book

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

As an advocate in New York City for three decades, I have often been asked, "Where do my tax dollars go?" Now answers can be found at the Checkbook ...

City Council, Don't Throw Away Our Tax Dollars

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The City Council should not approve the Kingsbridge Armory project unless the developer guarantees that future retail workers will be paid a living wage.

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.

Citi Park Crumbles, Just Like The Mets

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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U.S. Tax Dollars Go To British Maker Of Captain Morgan Rum

latimes.com | TOM HAMBURGER and PETER WALLSTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. With little fanfare, a deal is moving forward to direct billions in U.S. tax dollars to an unlikely beneficiary -- th...

Obstructionist Lawmakers Harm Animals and the Economy

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

If they were truly concerned about the economy, self-described fiscal conservatives like Boehner, Bishop, and King should have been the first to line up today in support of the mustang legislation.

A. I. Gee Whiz, Give Me A ****ing Break!

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Hackel

When the stock market first tanked and everyone began to panic, I was right there near the head of the line. I had unknowingly put my money in something called "The Ever Growing List Of Failures Fund."

Paulson Cuts Goldman Sachs a Sweetheart Deal

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marco Trbovich

An analysis of the bailout deals Paulson has been cutting with taxpayer dollars reveals he's giving the culprits who created the nation's credit crisis what amount to sweetheart deals.