Author Archives: Rebekah Johansen

Government money tracking “suspicious memes.”

 File under “we can’t make this stuff up.” Reason reports on a program the National Science Foundation has financed to the tune of over $919,000. Researchers at Indiana University have created a web service that monitors “suspicious memes” and so-called … Continue reading

See Jonathan with Gov. Mike Pence

Next week, CRS president Jonathan Bydlak will be joining Americans for Prosperity in Dallas, Texas, for their Defending the American Dream summit. Jonathan speaking at LPAC 2013, photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore  He’ll be joined on a panel with Governor … Continue reading

Congress prepares to kill the sequester

This news is disappointing but hardly surprising. Establishment politicians all but ignored the sequester for this fiscal year, and we know they’ve been hard at work finding a way to wriggle out of the rules (small, automatic spending cuts) they … Continue reading

U.S. Farmers “Drowning” in Corn

Just another example of perverse incentives from the Farm Bill. “We’re going to drown in corn this year.” The assessment, from Jeff Brown, 45 years old, a fifth-generation farmer outside Decatur, Ill., sums up the view of most people who … Continue reading

Ferguson’s chaos and irresponsible spending

If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the last few days, you’ve probably heard about the chaos happening just outside St. Louis, Missouri, in the town of Ferguson. A disputed officer-involved shooting has sparked both peaceful protests and … Continue reading