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  • Customs under fire for sweeping scans of employees' personal data

    WASHINGTON A troubled division of Customs and Border Protection whose leader was recently ousted by the Obama administration is now accused of improperly scrutinizing the personal information of the agency's 60,000 employees for evidence of potential...
  • Supreme Court Limits Progressivism

    Two 5-4 decisions last week on the final decision day of the Supreme Court's term dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today's progressives. One case demonstrated how progressivism's achievement, the...
  • UMUC offers discount tuition to federal workers

    UMUC offers discount tuition to federal workers
    Back in April, it seemed like a win-win deal. The federal government, with a workforce that has grown increasingly dissatisfied with training opportunities, negotiated a first-of-its-kind program: A Maryland college that caters to non-traditional...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • Commentary: No simple solution for unfunded pensions

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks

    City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting what they say are predatory deals between the city and Wall Street banks. The Fix LA coalition, which includes...
  • Paycheck protection measure is a matter of principle

    Suppose there were a system in place that did two things: Let's suppose it forced all government employees to contribute a portion of their salaries to certain repugnant causes, such as al-Qaida or perhaps the Mafia. In a further subjunctive horror,...
  • Power of the bureaucracy evident in IRS scandal

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president. But, it may not be good for...
  • State retirement official recommends reinstating Sandusky pension

    State retirement official recommends reinstating Sandusky pension
    An attorney appointed to consider Jerry Sandusky's pension appeal has recommended that the State Employees Retirement System reinstate the former Penn State assistant football coach's $59,000 a year retirement benefit. Sandusky, who was convicted two...
  • The IRS scandal is less political but more threatening than it seems

    The IRS scandal is less political but more threatening than it seems
    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...