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China’s Anti-Corruption Crusade Crashes into the Panama Papers

Search the Internet for “China” and “corruption” today, and you’ll be swamped with links to the Panama Papers story, in which Chinese officials and their families were among the many world leaders revealed to have millions of dollars socked away in overseas accounts. (That’s assuming you perform your web search outside the grasp of Chinese censors, of course.)

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Tom Coburn on Looming Fiscal Crisis: ‘a Hard Time Is Coming’

Former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn discussed economic policy and the coming financial crisis with host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily Thursday morning. Coburn believes we have not passed the tipping point to disaster just yet, but warns that “a hard time is coming.”

People kayaking in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., last Thursday, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The river is now closed indefinitely, with visitors warned to stay out.

Study: Governments More Likely to Break Environmental Law Than Private Firms

Two professors of public policy conclude that governments are more likely to violate environmental law than private owners. “Publicly-owned facilities are more likely than similar privately-owned facilities to violate regulatory requirements under the CAA [Clean Air Act] and the SDWA [Safe Drinking Water Act],” as their recent study notes.

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Hover Boards Banned, Illegal Under UK Government Advice

In Marty McFly’s 2015 hover boards had just one, fairly avoidable weakness – they couldn’t fly over water. But in real world 2015, Britain has found a much more effective method of stopping them in their tracks: government policy. Inspired

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Regulatory Capture: Left-Wing Activists Write EPA Talking Points

When activists conspire with like-minded bureaucrats to impose mutually agreeable compulsive agendas on the rest of the public, the arrangement is every bit as corrupt as any crude payoff scheme. The result is the same: a conspiracy against the public interest, for the benefit of a powerful few.

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Unelected ‘Children’s Commissioners’ Tell UK to Ban Smacking

Britain must completely ban parents from smacking their children, a report submitted to the UN has demanded. The UK’s four children’s commissioners call for the “immediate” repeal of all laws permitting parents to physically chastise their children and tell the

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Student Becomes Batman To Avoid Plane Ticket Surcharge

A student has changed his name by deed poll to Adam West because it was cheaper than paying Ryanair’s administrative fees. Adam Armstrong was told by the company that it would cost him £220 to change the name on his plane

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CIA Director Announces Sweeping Reorganization of Agency

Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of major global developments.