The Government Accoutnability Office has a report out calling on the Defense Department to tighten its controls over how much it spends on travel each year. Sounds fair, right?
The dollars in our pockets are good for all debts, private and public, in every state of the Union. But as any traveller can tell you, a dollar doesn't go as far in some parts of the country as it does in others.
Back in 2018, the Sipreme Court allowed states to move ahead with their long-stymied plans to tax online sales. Local tax collectors argued it wasn't about the money, but fairness.
There are any number of instances of how government agencies waste taxpayer dollars with impunity. But for once, we have an example of a government department trying to spend its resources as efficiently, and effectively, as possible.
The federal government's computer systems are vast, complex -- and notoriously outdated. That's a big problem, particularly because keeping all that antique hardware running is becoming more and more expensive..and much less secure.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has had a rough time on the campaign trail. He's not polling well, others have stolen his tunder and his issues -- in short, he's struggling just to stay marginally relevant. What's an ambitious pol to do in such a situation?
The U.S. military has long been one of the most potent symbols of American interests and policy around the globe. But how often have our armed forces been placed in harm's way in the pursuit of our national interests?
We've been writing a lot about government debt and spending in recent months because official Washington appears to have given up any lingering pretense to fiscal restraint.
It's no secret that student loan debt is a rapidly growing problem. Democratic presidential candidates have a campaign issue out of debt forgiveness.