January 3, 2006
Another future Lompoc resident

Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony counts of fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion. He could be sentenced for up to 11 years in federal prison. I hope that the public officials that participated in his schemes -- both Republican and Democrat -- end up spending quality time with him in the […]

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January 3, 2006
Extracurricular activities

Today's Wall Street Journal opinion page has an editorial on how the National Education Association spends members' dues. The article reinforces my belief that unions should be required to get permission from their members (opt-in rather than opt-out) before they spend money on lobbying or political candidates. But I'm also unsure if those classifications go […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.
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