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Regulation

Americans have a noted ambivalence about their relationship to government.  At times, government is used as the vehicle to achieve the collective values of the country, providing a range of services and protections necessary for citizens to lead productive and useful lives.  At other times, government is feared as too big and too intrusive.  Nevertheless, More...

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What soft drink taxes are really about -- By Grant David Gillham
By Grant David Gillham On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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What soft drink taxes are really about

Throughout history, governments always want money, lots of it. Our modern day elected officials are no exception. They toil relentlessly to help make your life better. That’s expensive. Grant David Gillham When More...

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By Joe Rothstein On Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Rothstein: Attorneys General Gang Up to Protect Polluters (At Taxpayers’ Expense)

Today’s chapter in the distortion of U.S. democracy comes to us from the once idyllic Chesapeake Bay, an incredibly valuable resource that has been on marginal life support for decades because of runaway pollution. Joe More...

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By Jane Genova On Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Dumb Starbucks: The Power of a gimmick

The legal sector tends to shun the use of gimmicks in marketing communications. After the success of the “Dumb Starbucks” gimmick, law firms may re-think that conservative stance. In Los Angeles, Nathan More...

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By Rep. Sal Esquivel On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Federal Forests Must be Managed, Not Abandoned

When I returned to Oregon in 1970 after serving in the Vietnam War, I would spend my evenings pulling green chain at a lumber mill and earning $3.74 per hour in the process. That might not sound like much, but More...

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By Amanda Bolsinger On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Teaching goes beyond imparting knowledge

Education, or even more simply learning, requires two things: a teacher and a student. In today’s political climate surrounding education, it seems to me this simple equation often gets lost. Amanda Bolsinger The More...

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By The Washington Times Editorial Page On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Tribute (as in bonuses) for IRS malfeasance

Good news for the employees of the Internal Revenue Service. John Koskinen, the tax agency’s new director, will spread the wealth to his staff in bonuses for a job he considers well done, even if almost nobody More...

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By The Denver Post Editorial Board On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Uphold Colorado law on ‘Amazon tax’

A Denver judge heard arguments Friday on whether to block a Colorado law that tries to get out-of-state e-tailers to collect in-state sales tax. We hope he lets the law remain in place. The steady growth of e-commerce More...

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By Joe Rothstein On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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In This Political Environment There Are No ‘Safe’ Seats In Congress

You may have noticed during last October’s government shutdown that the political pundit pack was united in its belief that Republicans had made an historic miscalculation, one that would likely cost them any More...

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By Chriss W. Street On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Europe Cracks Down on Illegal Aliens

For the last twenty years, European Union members regularly snarled at the United States’ policies against illegal aliens as a selfish violation of human rights. But with thousands of screaming demonstrators More...

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