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Twisted Tax Logic: Whatever the Government Doesn’t Tax, It “Spends”

Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner has an illuminating article that highlights the Newspeak that surrounds the taxation and spending policy among the Democrats in Washington. In “Dems cave, agree to massive federal spending cuts”, Kasperowicz reports on Rep. Gwen … Continue reading

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“White Privilege” Nonsense, Squared

Oh, good grief: On the Internet, white people have taken to acknowledging their own white privilege, and thus their own complicity in white supremacy. This behavior is undertaken, with eminent sincerity, in an effort to confront the abundant racial inequality … Continue reading

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A Bad Week at the Office for the Supreme Court, Part 3

Case name: James Obergefell, et al., v. Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al. Case number: 14-556, etc. (link to decision) [1] Date decided: June 26, 2015 Issue: Constitutionality – does the 14th Amendment require states to recognize … Continue reading

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A Bad Week at the Office For the Supreme Court – Part 2

Case name: David King, et al, v. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. Case number: 14-114 (link to decision) Date decided: June 25, 2015 Issue: Interpretation of statute – Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code … Continue reading

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A Bad Week at the Office For the Supreme Court – Part 1

Case name: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., et al. Case number: 13-1371 (link to decision) Date decided: June 25, 2015 Issue: Interpretation of statute – the Fair Housing Act of … Continue reading

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A Bad Week at the Office For the Supreme Court – Preview

Toward the end of its 2014-2015 session in late June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three decisions which, for those who are fans of the rule of law and reasoned analysis, made for painful reading: Texas Department of Housing and … Continue reading

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King v. Burwell and the Meaning of Words in the Law

Later on this month, the United States Supreme Court will rule on a case involving a subsidy that, if ruled to be unlawful, will cause a further disruption to the market for health insurance. The case, King v. Burwell, involves … Continue reading

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