Category Archives: Government Reform

Government’s War on the Poor: Parent Plus Edition

Rebecca McEvoy, a retired school teacher coping with multiple sclerosis, borrowed $84,000 under the federal Parent Plus program to help her oldest son through art and design school. When he graduated, the government expunged the debt under a law that … Continue reading

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Regulation by Any Other Name

Most consumers of electricity in Virginia are unaware that their electric market is deregulated and therefore have the option to purchase power competitively. However, in many ways, the market is “deregulated” in name only. Continue reading

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Will 90 Day Federal Hiring Freeze Be Effective?

President Donald Trump has taken his first serious step to drain the swamp by placing a freeze on new federal government hiring. How deep does the draining go? His executive order applies to all civilian government entities, but agency heads … Continue reading

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Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that juveniles and people with intellectual disabilities should not be executed due to their diminished culpability. However, it remains legal to execute people who suffered from severe mental illness (SMI) at the time of … Continue reading

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Who is Guarding the Guards?

Several years ago, Wells Fargo Bank discovered that employees had boosted sales, by opening some 2 million deposit and credit card accounts without customer knowledge or authorization. Over the next few years, the bank fired more than 5,000 employees for … Continue reading

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