The (POGO) Blog
April 24, 2017
By Justin Rood
One of Congress's responsibilities is to check and balance executive power. Stanford professor Martin Hellman argues in a recent article that it should act on that responsibility by examining the intelligence Trump used to justify bombing Syria.
Topics: Government Accountability
April 12, 2017
By Mia Steinle
The Senate and Department of Homeland Security agree the U.S. needs to secure its southern border. But a big question remains: how?
Topics: National Security
February 14, 2017
By Neil Gordon
There’s an “unhealthy codependency” between the US Navy and Coast Guard and private shipbuilders, who thrive on federal contracts but neglect workplace safety. President Trump’s plan to expand the US fleet could put shipyard workers in even greater danger.
January 23, 2017
An Inspector General report has found that the TSA is abusing its pseudo-classification system and “cannot be trusted to administer the program.”
October 31, 2016
Instead of halting new contracts while it reviews whether or not to continue using private detention centers, ICE moves in on one of Bureau of Prisons’ newly vacant private prisons.