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Should Politicians Wear Uniforms Like NASCAR Racers?

I call on artists to make Nascar jerseys for all of the D.C. politicians, Democrats and Republicans alike, who are – with a few exceptions – bought and paid for. For example, Obama has raised more money from Wall Street than anyone else.

Steve Jobs and the Beautification of Capitalism

The day that Steve Jobs resigned from Apple, hosannas for his life's work and accomplishments erupted (and rightly) from every corner of the earth (or the blogosphere, in any case). He was universally hailed as a genius. He was praised for changing and upgrading our lives in so many ways. He was treated as an…

Secret panel can put Americans on “kill list’

(Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's…

IRS Hits Oakland Pot Shop With $2.4M Tax Bill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The federal government has found a new weapon in its war on marijuana — the tax man. A San Francisco Bay area medical marijuana dispensary that promotes itself as the world's largest has been hit with a $2.4 million tax bill following an audit by the Internal Revenue Service, the dispensary…

Fed audit red herring or true?

The first ever GAO audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate,…