By Eric Boehm | | Jun 05, 2015 3:29 PM
In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm chats with Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog's national energy reporter, about new rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that mandate higher levels of ethanol in your gasoline.
By Rob Nikolewski | | May 29, 2015 4:39 PM | 441
The EPA has released new proposals for the Renewable Fuel Standard but it failed to satisfy supporters and critics of biofuels such as corn ethanol.
By Dr. Don Racheter | | May 29, 2015 3:08 PM
By Don Racheter | Watchdog Opinion The old saying goes that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.  If so, we may need to coin a new phrase like “double insanity” to label the practice of paying the same people more to do the same thing [...]
By Jennifer L. Crull | | May 20, 2015 1:37 PM
By Jennifer Crull | Watchdog Opinion On February 9, 2015, the State Treasurer of Iowa, Michael L. Fitzgerald, released the report of outstanding debt obligations for state and local governments.  This year’s report shows over $15 billion is owed by these entities, and this is money that has to be paid back with taxpayers’ dollars. Given the [...]
By Deborah Thorton | | Apr 22, 2015 3:53 PM | 10
By Deborah D. Thorton | Watchdog Opinion A New York Times article, “The Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.,” used data on median income and life expectancy, plus college educated, unemployed, disabled, or obese percentages to generate rankings for all 3,135 U.S. counties.  Some of Iowa’s counties stand out, on both ends. At the high end [...]
By Kelly Carson | | Apr 01, 2015 9:22 AM
  By Jillian Kay Melchior | The Department of Energy last week announced a conditional loan of $259 million to Alcoa Inc., supporting the manufacture of lightweight-aluminum auto bodies. The resurrection of the DOE’s controversial fuel-efficient-vehicle loan program is a bad idea in light of the agency’s awful track record on taxpayer-backed green investments. All told, the [...]
By Kenric Ward | | Mar 27, 2015 5:00 AM
Part 76 of 75 in the series Terry McAuliffe - Carmogul By Kenric Ward | WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government accountability group says “unanswered questions” warrant a criminal investigation into actions by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others involved in the EB-5 visa program. Cause of Action called for the investigation after the federal Office of Inspector General [...]
By Kenric Ward | | Mar 18, 2015 5:00 AM
By Kenric Ward | If it’s good for Google, is it good for America? Under pressure to bring more foreign technology workers into the country, Congress is weighing a bipartisan bill to triple the number of skilled-work visas and expand other immigrant programs. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is all in. On Tuesday, the bill’s sponsor called the [...]
By Rob Nikolewski | | Jan 09, 2015 5:00 AM | 108
The ethanol mandate in the nation's Renewable Fuel Standard has come under fire. Will the new Congress attempt to eliminate it?
By Jason Hart | | Jan 09, 2015 5:00 AM | 10
Union bosses gave an overview of their big-government agenda for 2015 at a launch event this week for labor coalition AFL-CIO's "Raising Wages" campaign.