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Government Abuse Gets Inclusive


Friday February 28th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:08am PST   •   2 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission planned a “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs” that would monitor newspapers, websites and broadcast stations for the way they select stories and for their political leanings. The plan sparked enough outrage that the FCC backed off. Now various theories abound as to what the FCC may still be up…
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The “Weaponizing of Government”


Monday February 10th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:00am PST   •   0 Comments

Catherine Engelbrecht used “weaponizing of government” to describe what she perceives as a federal campaign against her. Is it the latest blast of fevered rhetoric, or does she have a case? Catherine and her husband Bryan were largely apolitical people who ran a small manufacturing business in Rosenberg, Texas. Over two decades the couple…
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Fed Otter Ban a Bust


Friday December 21st, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 12:18pm PST   •   2 Comments

For 25 years the federal government has been trying to ban sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) from vast reaches of the Pacific Ocean off California. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the plan was “harmful” and “futile.” The translocation program, therefore, “should be considered a failure.” Otter advocate Steve Shimek told the…
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