DOE grants moratorium on safety inspections for nuclear weapons labs

Project on Government Oversight | January 7, 2010 If your kid accidentally blew apart a building, would you give them less supervision? This hands-off approach is exactly what the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is doing by giving the contractors who manage the nation’s eight nuclear weapons sites (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore […]

Medical breaches rarely make national headlines

Medical breaches often get a mention in a local or state paper, but rarely do they make national headlines.  Over the past two months, there have been numerous breaches, barely getting a mention, but, when taken as a whole, reveal just how at risk our personal information really is. In October, a new study was […]

Change, Be Careful What You Wish For…

Change is coming, it is in the papers daily.  Yesterday I saw an ad that took up an entire page.  It showed two pictures of the Himalayas.  One was taken at the turn of the twentieth century and the other was fairly recent.  It showed how almost all the ice is gone.  That ice supplies […]

Taking Stock in our children's education

For-profit providers: Wall Street wants your kids Your public schools are failing and your children aren’t learning. The school system is choked by bureaucracy and over-regulation and it is being held hostage by teacher unions that won’t respond to parents’ concerns nor adopt meaningful reforms. Principals are weak and refuse to fire teachers who underperform. […]