Category Archives: Government Reform

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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Poll Reveals Voters Are Uninformed About Major Issues

What do voters truly understand about policy issues that have major impacts on society? In the final weeks of 2015, Just Facts commissioned a nationwide poll to scientifically determine this. While most polls focus on public opinion, this one measured … Continue reading

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Is a Constitutional Convention a Good Idea?

Many American’s, including presidential candidates from major political parties, have suggested we have a National Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution, most for the purpose of passing a balanced budget amendment. I must admit at times I thought that would … Continue reading

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