HUMAN EVENTS: Swing State Report, Final Week

More from my contribution to this week’s Human Events magazine, the last in this election season: FLORIDA Romney camp confident about Sunshine State win Though it is certain to remain a nail-biter into the wee hours of election night, at least one of the candidates is feeling more confident about a Florida advantage. Mitt Romney enjoys […]

GA: Holder abortion ties blind him to billions in Medicaid fraud, activists say

By Yaël Ossowski | ATLANTA — In the sparsely populated Atlanta suburb of College Park, dozens of pro-life activists gathered outside a local gynecologist office Friday afternoon to call out the negligence of one man: United States Attorney General Eric Holder. The nation’s top prosecutor, they claimed, was not only allowing abortion providers to fraudulently […]

FL: PolitFact or Fiction: Double standard on the Mack Penny Plan

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — If a Senate candidate criticizes a plan to cut government spending, and exaggerates those cuts over a decade to make them seem massive and frightening, is that misleading and deceptive? According to the self-described “fact-checking” organization PolitiFact, deception is not only welcomed and approved, but also […]

‘Homeland’ and Lessons of Blowback

For the casual audience tuning into Showtime on Sunday evenings, it’s not likely they’re searching for artful deconstructions of a nation in the midst of clandestine war, illegal surveillance, and retaliatory attacks on civilian populations. But for the award-winning Homeland, still laced with plenty of suspense, sex, and smut, this is precisely what is offered. Using character studies, thematic elements, […]

FL: Nelson’s anti-tax fraud bill would beef up local cops’ tax enforcement powers

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — If Sen. Bill Nelson had his way, local police departments across the country would not only be empowered to go after criminals breaking local laws, but also enforce federal tax crimes related to fraud and identity theft. The Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act, introduced by Nelson on July […]

HUMAN EVENTS: Swing State Report, Week 7

More from my contribution to this week’s Human Events magazine: FLORIDA McCain stumps in Miami as Romney pulls ahead in Sunshine State With debates out of the way and a full accelerator on political advertising, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in the last stretch to woo Florida’s independent, female and Latino, voting blocs that could […]

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