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Let me start by quoting two great men and a crook that died the other day. "The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small...

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Three nonprofit groups help answer that and other questions of interest to taxpayers. Where do your tax dollars go? What are the most popular deductions? And how long must people work each year to pay Uncle Sam...

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In a simple model of democratic politics, there are three basic drivers of political decisionmaking: The collective opinion of average citizens The collective opinion of the affluent The lobbying of interest...

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You've heard it thousands of times: Women earn 77 cents to a man's dollar. But in many ways, this statistic is misleading. It does not account for differences in occupations, hours and work experience. Women are...

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WASHINGTON -- In striking down long-standing campaign contribution limits last week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the right to donate to as many candidates as you like is protected by the First Amendment...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning struck down a 40-year-old ban on aggregate contributions that a single donor can give to candidates and party committees. In short, the court's ruling means that a single...

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Federal agents are making an unusual public plea for the financial industry to bare its secrets. The Federal Bureau of Investigationhas openly solicited traders and stock-exchange workers to blow the whistle on...

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Thirty years ago, the old deal that held US society together started to unwind, with social cohesion sacrificed to greed. Was it an inevitable process – or was it engineered by self-interested elites? < In or...

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US keeps company with Iran, North Korea for execution rate Florida has joined North Korea and Iran as a major concern for Amnesty International's death penalty campaigners. At the launch of its annual report on...

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In other news...Leland Yee was arrested on corruption charges. This quote sums it all up: Democrat Derek Cressman, who is running against Yee for secretary of state, released the following statement: "Coming on the...

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When Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 dropped off the radar nearly three weeks ago, U.S. news outlets went into full coverage mode, devoting hours and hours of coverage every day to its disappearance. Far from...

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Are corporations people? With religious beliefs? WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a case that pits religious liberty against women’s rights. That issue is momentous enough. But it...
 
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