American proponents of government secrecy are calling for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be assassinated or imprisoned, even if it means creating a new law to do it. And that is exactly what anti-WikiLeaks activists in the federal government are working on right now.
Professor Alfred Kahn, best known as “the father of airline deregulation,” died Monday at age 93. His obituary from Cornell reminded his students and friends of his surprisingly significant influence in rolling back oppressive government regulation of the airline industry in the late '70s: "He was largely instrumental in garnering the support necessary for the federal legislation that deregulated the airline industry and was the first thorough dismantling of a comprehensive system of government control since 1935." (Emphasis added.)
Waste, fraud, and corruption are endemic to government projects. At least projects that take place close to home, however, can be monitored and the corruption exposed. Imagine how much worse such projects must be when carried out in foreign countries, far from the watchful eye of the taxpayers funding them.
"It's a big problem, and from the number of cases, it's something we shouldn't ignore." So spoke Drug Enforcement Administration official Lawrence Payne about steroid use increase among police officers. "It's not that we set out to target cops,” he continued, “but when we're in the middle of an active investigation into steroids, there have been quite a few cases that have led back to police officers."