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June 15, 2018

By Danielle Brian

Not the Final Word



DOJ The plain fact is that OLC, responsive to its own institutional incentives, sometimes gets things wrong.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

June 9, 2018

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Congress, Don't Rubber-Stamp Executive War Power Overreach



Soldiers ship to Afghanistan For too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional duties to declare war.

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Topics: National Security

June 13, 2018

By Justin Rood

Justice Department Threatens Investigation of Investigation (of Investigation)



Rod Rosenstein Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to ask the House of Representatives’ top lawyers to investigate the House Intelligence Committee. It’s a confusing idea. Here’s why.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 13, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Slow Stroll to Salad Safety



Collage of a person in a hospital gown, a person holding produce, and salmonella. A food safety regulation to prevent contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables still has not been implemented after seven years.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

June 12, 2018

By Neil Gordon

About Those Excessive Federal Contractor Salaries…



Uncle Sam money While it can be helpful to call attention to the exorbitant compensation federal contractors pay their executives, there are other problems in the contracting system that must be addressed.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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