Archive for January 24th, 2012

The Lawless Executive Branch and the Irrelevance of Congress »

Despite Congress’s decision, in response to a huge backlash on the internet and in Silicon Valley, not to pass SOPA last week, the executive branch shows that it essentially has all the powers in that legislation already—the power to accuse a website of deliberately facilitating “piracy” and shut it down and confiscate its assets…
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Mitt Romney’s Taxes »

Mitt Romney’s just-released tax return for 2010 shows he paid $3 million in income taxes on an income of $21.6 million. What should we make of that fact? People tend to view taxes in one of two ways. One way is to think of taxes as the price we pay for government goods and…
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