Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sunday New York Times: Making Taxation Fairer

Income tax in modern form came into being only in 1913 through the 16th Amendment. For most of the first 137 years of our Republic, we had no income tax at all. We need to return to our roots. The … Continue reading »

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McCarthyism Survives: Fox News Carries the Torch

Joe McCarthy lives. Those of us “of a certain age” but still too young to have witnessed Communist purges now have the pleasure of reliving those exciting times that we had earlier missed by only a few years. We are … Continue reading »

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Selective Amnesia and the Rogue Elephant

The symbol of the Grand Old Party is the mighty elephant, a representation of strength and wisdom. But that flattering imagery is not why the pachyderm is the party’s icon. No, that came about as a result of a satirical … Continue reading »

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