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By Guest Post On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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Gov. Brown admits $15 minimum wage makes no sense, signs bill anyway – Eric Boehm

TND Guest Contributor: Eric Boehm Economically, a $15 minimum wage doesn’t make much sense for many parts of California. Even Gov. Jerry Brown, who on Monday signed a bill to increase California’s minimum...

By Guest Post On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Activists Claim Oregon Minimum Wage Reform ‘Too low, too slow’

TND Guest Contributor: Eric Boehm | It took less than a day after Oregon’s governor signed one of the nation’s largest minimum wage hikes into law for activists to complain that it’s not enough – and...

By Guest Post On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
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Solar City’s Problems; Wall Street Catching Up To Watchdog.org

STUCK IN PARK: Solar City’s stock is trading at less than $20 per share this week, well down from the high of $86 two years ago. In all, the bad news tracks with what Watchdog reported in 2014 during a multi-part...

By Guest Post On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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California wants to require drivers for self-driving cars

WHO’S DRIVING? California says you’ll still need a drivers’ license if you want to use a self-driving car. That’s particularly funny when you realize that Google’s prototype autonomous cars are built without...

By Guest Post On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Nanny State of the Week: FDA bans trans-fats

TND Guest Contributor:  Eric Boehm |  Enjoy your brownies, donuts and other shrink-wrapped snacks while they last. That’s right, the federal government is coming for your stash of Hot Pockets, popcorn and Ding-Dongs. The...

By Guest Post On Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Pentagon loses $500M in Yemen, gets $96B budget increase from Congress

TND Guest Contributor: Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org | If employees of the federal government went to Las Vegas and managed to lose $500 million in taxpayer dollars at the slot machines and roulette wheel, there would...

By Guest Post On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Torture and Jonathan Gruber: Telling lies because the ends can justify the means

TND Guest Contributor:  Eric Boehm |   For those who enjoy the absurdist theatrics of big government, Tuesday was a big day. The U.S. Senatereleased a much-anticipated report on the CIA’s use of torture against...

By Guest Post On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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After Grubergate controversy fades, legal challenge to Obamacare remains

TND Guest Contributor:  Eric Boehm  | Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and one-time architect of the Affordable Care Act, has been in the news a lot over the past two weeks. A series of videos have revealed...

By Guest Post On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Republicans trounce Democrats in legislative races from coast-to-coast

TND Guest Contributor:  Eric Boehm |   Republicans swept into control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but that only begins to tell the story of a mid-term election that turned into an electoral rout. From Nevada...

By Guest Post On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Nanny State Story Of The Week: California Bans Plastic Bags

TND Guest Contributor:  Eric Boehm | IN THE BAG: Plastic bags are now illegal in California, but the feel-good environmental policy doesn’t actually do much to fix the problems it claims to address. Image credit:...