Archive for September 28th, 2011

Unusually Good Media Coverage of Police Response to Wall St. Protests »

In the last decade or so, police reactions to political protests in this country, including completely peaceful protests, have become increasingly brutal and indefensible. MSNBC has unusually good coverage of the last such incidents, noting that there were some civilized officers who handled these protesters with respect, but also giving appropriate exposure to the...
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Taxpayers Should Pay Their Fair Share »

President Obama, asking for $1.5 trillion in new taxes, says “It’s only right we ask everyone to pay their fair share.” Few would disagree. The disagreement comes in terms of defining each taxpayer’s fair share. The top 1% of taxpayers pay 38% of total income taxes. The top 5% pay 59% and the top...
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