U.S. Prison Population Drops for Third Year in a Row

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State and federal prison populations dropped in 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced Wednesday, making three successive years of decline in the national incarceration rate. This decline led to the lowest rate of imprisonment (measured as commitment to a prison for more than one year) since 1997, when the rate was 450 prisoners […]

Federal Investigators Couldn’t Illegally Buy Guns Through Legitimate Websites Despite 72 Attempts

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BY: Stephen Gutowski Federal agents posing as criminals were unable to purchase any firearms from legitimate online marketplaces despite dozens of attempts over a two-year period. Between July 2015 and November 2017 investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), following up on a congressional request, tried to make the illegal private gun purchases through a […]

Report: 10 Percent of Amazon’s Ohio Workforce on Food Stamps

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BY: David Rutz Amazon ranks high on a list charting Ohio’s employers with the most workers and their family members on food stamps, with a new report estimating more than 10 percent of its workforce in the state qualifies for the federal aid. The progressive policy group Policy Matters Ohio stated, as of August, Amazon had […]

New DEA Office to Combat Mexican Cartels, Drug Deaths in Appalachia

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BY: Charles Fain Lehman A new Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) office on the front lines of the opioid crisis will aim to tackle exploding drug overdose death rates and Mexican drug trafficking, according to its chief-in-waiting, DEA agent D. Christopher Evans. Evans, who currently serves as Associate Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit field office, […]

Analysis: Nearly Every Household Will Receive Tax Cut Under Revised Tax Proposal

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BY: Ali Meyer The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by both the House and the Senate, will reduce taxes for nearly every household, according to an analysis from the Tax Foundation. “To help provide a sense of how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would impact real taxpayers, we’ve run the taxes of […]

Congress to Investigate Obama Scheme to Nix Investigation into Hezbollah Terrorists

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BY:Adam Kredo Lawmakers are launching an investigation into Obama-era efforts to thwart a longstanding U.S. investigation into the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, according to multiple congressional officials and insiders who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. The Obama administration worked behind the scenes to thwart a decade-long Drug Enforcement Agency investigation into Hezbollah and its highly […]

Over 90% of America’s Top Colleges Regulate Campus Free Speech

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BY: Rachel Frommer Over 90 percent of the America’s top colleges maintain policies regulating campus free speech, with one third employing severely restrictive policies, according to a study released Tuesday. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reported in its annual end-of-year analysis on campus speech and harassment policies—what FIRE terms “speech codes”—found that over half of […]

Anti-Trump Liberal Activist Group Pulls in Another $400,000 In Gov’t Grants

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By: Joe Schoffstall A liberal activist group that has been involved in direct action campaigns against President Donald Trump and Republicans was recently awarded $400,000 more in taxpayer-backed government grants, records show. Make the Road New York (MRNY), a New York City-based Latino immigrant group with nearly 20,000 dues-paying members, is closely linked to an $80 […]