Telling the tale of how America became a third world country.
How much do the newly enacted tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans actually affect them? Hardly at all.
Almost all of the debate that convulsed Capitol Hill in December concerned the reinstatement of the highest marginal tax rate on earned income — that is, on wages and salaries.
But as F. Scott Fitzgerald said, the rich are different from you and me, and one of the primary ways they’re different is that they don’t get their income from wages and salaries.
Slate calls this piece "The Battle Against The Clock", but it's really about not listening to cooler heads or understanding the issue:
The battle for gun control is a battle against the clock. After a tragedy like the massacre in Newtown, Conn., gun control advocates say lawmakers have about 30 days to channel public outrage toward enacting laws that might prevent another mass killing.
LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- A Georgia mother hid her two 9-year-old twins and shot an intruder, Paul Ali Slater, several times during a home invasion on Friday, according to multiple media reports.
The Loganville mother said she didn't initially answer when someone knocked on her door around 1 p.m. Friday. When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work, according to the…
The other day I came across a 14-year old article written by the former Harvard professor Robert Nozick for the Cato Policy Report. It attempts to give a simple explanation for why many intellectuals oppose capitalism:
Intellectuals feel they are the most valuable people, the ones with the highest merit, and that society should reward people in accordance with their value and merit.
Thomas Sowell penned this column earlier in the week, and it's well worth reading.
Confidence men know that their victim – "the mark" as he has been called – is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone.
Sure, it’s all about Barry and the risks he took.
What’s curious about this interview is how Matt asks Ann about bringing people together. That is certainly what Obama is doing right now.
OSLO — A court on Friday sentenced Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian extremist who admitted killing 77 people, to at least 21 years in prison after ruling that he was sane when he carried out his country’s worst peacetime atrocity. The sentence was the most severe permitted under Norwegian law, but it can be extended at a later date if he is still deemed to be a danger to society.
Why didn’t they give him a year for every person killed? Twenty-one years for such a horrendous crime simply says that Norway doesn’t think much when it comes to the victims, their grieving families, or the living in general. They’d rather protect this monster. Those against the death penalty endanger the rest of civilized society. Killers may or may not think twice about committing murder, but their fate would be the same and justly so.
I wonder if he’ll give shooting lessons when he’s sprung from his light prison sentence.