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In the comments section of one of Rick’s posts , a debate about global warming was started.
Those of you who don’t keep up with Edinburgh’s literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city.
During my recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee ( found here ), I cited an OECD statistic that the U.S. has the most progressive income tax system among industrialized nations.  This prompted one Senator to point out that if the richest 10% of taxpayers earn the most of any OECD country, shouldn't it make sense that they bear the largest tax burden of any country?
As Americans, we’re often taught that trusts and monopolies are the product of big business and are bad.
When the Florida legislature, on April 8th, passed a bill that sought to replace teacher tenure with merit pay, the Florida Education Association (FEA) sprang into action, organizing members and community activists to lobby Governor Charlie Crist to veto the measure.