Union prep before WI recall vote calm before storm

By Yaël Ossowski | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE — The skies may be gray and dreary, but the stern faces of union supporters in the Badger State remain as red as ever.   All across Wisconsin, the organized forces of Gov. Scott Walker’s opposition are pledging voter drives and recruiting allies, while undertaking a significant social media campaign aimed at unseating […]

OSSOWSKI: Electoral reforms increase voter rights, not suppress them

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA— The fight to recognize universal suffrage has been bloody, costly and, above all, hard-fought. Though considerations of race, sex, income, literacy and property ownership once barred certain individuals from the polling place, today these distinctions remain rightfully absent when American citizens casts their vote. What remains important, however, is not […]

Florida Rep. Ted Deutch wishes away voter fraud

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog MIAMI— Just ignore it, and it will go away. That’s the attitude of U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, who passed a letter to the 24 other members of Florida’s congressional delegation claiming there has been “no history of mass voter fraud” in the Sunshine State and any attempt to […]

When Alberta’s Opposition Leader is a Hayekian…

…we know the voters of the Energy Province made the wrong decision in the April 24th legislative election. Most were well aware that Danielle Smith, the leader of Alberta’s Wildrose Party and the official Opposition Leader in the provincial legislative assembly, was a libertarian, but now we have confirmation that she be might Austrian as […]

FL Gov. Rick Scott, Spain and the uncertain science of business development

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA — As Spain faces massive resistance from investors and the unemployed, a delegation of Florida political and business leaders has swept in to sell the economic virtues of the Sunshine State. Gov. Rick Scott is trying to “further cement cultural ties” with Spain and promote Florida as the “ideal location” for both business and tourism, according to his weekly […]

OSSOWSKI: Confessions of a standardized testing survivor

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA — Even after hours of cramming mathematical formulas, composing rough drafts and tracking down ever-elusive No. 2 pencils, there was no more excruciating experience than having to complete a state-mandated standardized test. The teachers, worn out from their recent intensive lessons on math, reading and writing expected on […]

Ineligible, dead voters rampant in FL’s registration list

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA — At first riddled with individuals suspected of not being U.S. citizens, Florida‘s voter registration list now is facing scrutiny for the dead and buried on its rolls. After reviewing Social Security records, the state Division of Elections determined that about 53,000 registered voters may be deceased, giving election officials seven days […]

The day Mitt Romney came to town

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG— The comfortable room had patriotic flare and subdued excitement. The national debt clock stood ticking behind 22 hand-picked senior citizens armed with smartphones, tablets and buttons with U.S. flags. They were among the 300 supporters of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gathered Wednesday morning at the Mirror Lake Lyceum downtown. Read more: FloridaWatchdog.org

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