Smile, It’s Patriot’s Day!

It’s a shame so many taxpayers get upset paying for their beloved government services. Why continue to let April 15th be a day of nausea and nose bleeds? We need a little attitude adjustment. Let’s take a hint from Congress and their passage of the Patriot...

Eliminate Double Taxation of Dividends

In attacking the credibility of many public companies’ financial statements, and calling for yet more stringent regulations, the U.S. government claims to champion the small investor; but in reality its own dividend taxation policy is largely to blame for the...

Should Genes Be Patented?

On October 2000, I argued in “Who Owns Your Genes?” that naturally occurring genes should not be patented because they are not inventions, but discoveries of what already exists in nature. On January 2001, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued...

Irrationality in Our Legal System

When the sentence for Andrea Yates’ killing her five children was announced, most of the media reported it as a life sentence and some noted that she would be eligible for parole in 40 years. In reality, Andrea Yates can be freed at any time by any present or...

The Price of Peace “At Any Price” is Death

You cannot make sense of the Israeli-Palestinian war without first making sense of 1993. That year found Israel in reasonably good shape. Its economy was the most powerful in the Middle East. Its military power was respected and feared throughout the region. Its...

Ozzy and Busta: MTV’s Drunken Stupor

Once again, MTV is basking in the glow of critical acclaim. This time it’s a cultural breakthrough called “The Osbournes,” a “brilliant” (Time magazine) reality show chronicling the family life of heavy metal has-been Ozzy Osbourne....

A Reparations for Slavery Scam at Tax Time

At tax time this year, some blacks are going to end up paying more than they owe — and not all of it to the Internal Revenue Service. Confidence men are especially targeting elderly blacks in the South, charging them a fee for filing claims for tax refunds based...

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