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Taxes without Borders

Some politicians in North Carolina want Amazon.com to collect and pay North Carolina state sales taxes. Amazon’s Washington state headquarters are three time zones away.

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Lamb Roast: Mankind’s Doom

The Onion reports that "Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting out 'high carbon' food such as meat from sheep, whose…

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Advice for Conservatives

Conservatives are supposed to be the opposition to progressives. But opposing something requires philosophical disagreement. Left and right are variations on the same theme.

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Washington Logic

President Obama asked federal departments to find $100 million dollars in cuts. Does that mean that a $1.75 trillion budget deficit is too much, but…

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Soundbites vs. The World

Our world is going through slow but profound changes that a soundbite couldn't possibly capture. If you really want to learn about our world or…

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Broken Windows, Broken Logic

My colleague Drew Tidwell and I just sent this letter to Time: To the editor: Michael Kinsley’s latest missive in Time falls prey to…

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How Not to Create Jobs

President-elect Obama has a plan to create 2.5 million jobs over the next two years. One of his ideas is to install energy-efficient light…

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Stock Market Selloff?

Following the economy, especially lately, can be confusing. Reporters are not helping matters. A CNN.com article, for example, blames yesterday’s stock market plunge on…