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Bring Back Congressional Earmarks – But the Right Way

Over the past few election cycles, Congressional earmarks have come to epitomize the worst in “pork-barrel” spending and government waste. Thanks to a combination of bad optics, wasteful behavior, and opaque practices, congressionally-directed appropriations spending justifiably became the target of popular and political vitriol. Take, for example, the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” where the late […]