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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Getting The Sports Moguls Off Our Backs

Why should tax-exempt bonds — created to help cities, towns, and states pay for needed infrastructure — go to benefit mega-businesses like sports clubs?

May 7, 2015

Farm Subsidies Reveal Congressional Double Standard

Congress has left me confused. Stunned, actually, as well as bewildered, chagrined and slightly depressed. The GOP-dominated House has passed a bill that defies compassion, mathematics and common sense. OK, so there’s nothing unusual about that. Point taken. But the recent passage of a farm bill, after months of delay, is an especially sharp example […]

February 2, 2014

FAA Partial Shutdown A Sign Of Things To Come

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was recently forced to partially close and send employees home without pay because House Republicans, concerned about spending and the federal budget, didn’t want to extend $16.5 million in subsidies to the agency. The shutdown is costing government $30 million a day in much needed revenue from airline taxes; in […]

July 26, 2011