Erik Telford is Senior Vice President of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. He has previously served as Director of Membership & Online Strategy at Americans for Prosperity, where he founded RightOnline. He serves on the board of Empower Action Group. Follow him on Twitter: @BlameTelford. Views expressed here are his own.


    #NotAJoke: Nanny State Wants To Send Fat People Text Messages

    #NotAJoke: Nanny State Wants To Send Fat People Text Messages

    *Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* The Obama administration plans to send text messages to fat people and offer online weigh-ins to help the country’s obese population get down to what a cartel of career academics considers to be a healthy weight. April Fool! No, wait. This is real. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee–the folks responsible for bringing you the food pyramid–is in the midst | Read More »

    Google Takes Cronyism To The Skies

    If you want to see the federal government’s latest waste of your tax dollars, look up to the skies. You may see Google executives crisscrossing the country on corporate jets, powered by government-subsidized jet fuel intended for use by NASA and DoD aircraft–all while you’ve been paying $4.00 or more per gallon to fill your gas tank. The news broke on the same day President | Read More »