Student Removed After Criticizing In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

Here’s an interesting story courtesy of George Mason University in Virginia. A student government representative was removed from his position after tweeting his objection over illegal immigrants receiving in-state college tuition. Storm Paglia was the undersecretary for university dining services when he recently tweeted his disapproval of the Virginia State law. Read the entire story […]

FCC Chairman Just Says No (to Testifying to Congress)

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to testify before Congress ahead of a vote tomorrow regarding new regulation of the Internet. “We are deeply disappointed in Chairman Wheeler’s decision,” said committee Republicans Fred Upton (R-MI) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) in a statement. “As Chairman Wheeler pushes forward with plans to regulate the Internet, he still refuses […]

Fact Check: Anne Schuchat’s Claim That Vaccines Can’t Cause Brain Damage

[Above image: Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of the National Center for Immunization, Centers for Disease Control] Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass): “Is there any scientific evidence that vaccines cause profound mental disorders?” Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC: “No.”                   –Testimony before Senate Committee, Feb. 10, 2015 The top vaccine official at the […]

The Non-Measles Outbreak That’s Not Making News

[Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) terms the current measles outbreak in the U.S. as “large multi-state outbreak.” Discussion has permeated everywhere from traditional news media to commentary and pop culture websites. At 141 cases and growing, the incidence of measles is widely considered serious […]

Whistleblower Farmer Files Retaliation Complaint Against Perdue Chicken Company

A program affiliated with the watchdog group the Government Accountability Project (GAP) has filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint against Perdue. The complaint alleges Perdue initiated intimidation tactics against a farmer who exposed serious chicken welfare concerns. According to published reports, Perdue has denied that the North Carolina farm depicted in the video (below) reflect its animal welfare standards.

Top 10 Astroturfers

What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots. The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important to these interests than traditional lobbying of Congress. There’s […]

Lance Armstrong’s Unraveling

[Above Image: Lance Armstrong at press conference for 2009 Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia.] USA Today reports on the massive perjury penalty just handed down against cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong for lying under oath about using performance-enhancing drugs. The $10 million sanction is believed to be the largest of its kind in […]

Unanswered Benghazi Questions: 9th in a Series

[Above image: Aftermath of Benghazi attacks, obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. State Dept.] Either the U.S. was well-prepared for a September 11, 2012 terrorist attack, as stated by the White House on September 10, and didn’t respond properly–or the U.S. was ill-prepared for a September 11 […]

Hillary Clinton Will Be Invited to Testify to House Benghazi Committee

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is expected to hear testimony from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a public setting. But first, committee members say the State Department must fully comply with the committee’s outstanding request for documents and emails. What are some of the unanswered questions regarding the terrorist attacks more than two […]

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