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It’s Time to Put an End to Taxes

Sunday, August 1, 2010 6:05 AM
Nobody likes taxes. The problem is that the United States government needs money—lots of it—to do all the things we want it to do. So we tend to think of taxes as unpleasant necessities. I believe we can eliminate taxes completely. We just need to...
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World Cup Guide: The 32 Teams

Monday, June 7, 2010 3:45 AM
David Wallechinsky is the author of The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics and The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. He is the vice-president of the International Society of Olympic Historians   Introduction The World Cup, by far the bigg...
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New Additions to AllGov—More Nations

Sunday, May 30, 2010 9:31 AM
We have added AllGov pages about U.S. relations with the following nations:   Algeria Finland Iceland Jamaica Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Liberia Namibia Nepal Slovenia Sri Lanka Timor-Leste Trinidad and Tobago
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New Additions to AllGov—Nations

Saturday, May 29, 2010 8:32 AM
We have added AllGov pages about U.S. relations with the following nations:   Croatia Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Kenya Lithuania Luxembourg Mali Mauritius Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Mozambique Nicaragua Seychelles Slovakia Somalia...
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New Additions to AllGov-People

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:25 AM
We have added new profiles of President Obama’s appointees and nominees. They are:   Agency Heads Douglas Anderson- United States Access Board John Bates-Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Jacqueline Berrien-Equal Employment Opportunity ...
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New Additions to AllGov

Monday, May 10, 2010 5:48 AM
AllGov has added several countries to the Nations section. These are: Eritrea Gabon Haiti Malaysia Norway Philippines Poland Qatar Sudan Yemen
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Acquiring Wisdom: Tip for Beginners

Monday, April 12, 2010 5:53 AM
One lesson I have learned is to pay more attention to the message than to the messenger. Some of the most important pieces of wisdom I have heard or read came from the least likely people, either because their wisdom was not accompanied by status,...
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Supreme Court Decision Shakes up 2012 Presidential Race; Poll Shows New Leaders

Sunday, January 24, 2010 4:47 AM
The recent Supreme Court decision upholding the right of “personhood” for corporations and unions, and allowing them unlimited spending in elections appears to have had an immediate effect on the next presidential contest in 2012.   Previous pol...
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New Additions to AllGov

Monday, January 4, 2010 5:29 AM
AllGov has added profiles of several Obama appointees, including ten ambassadors. Colombia has also been added to the Nations section.   Agency Heads David Kappos-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Aaron Williams-Peace Corps Daniel Yohannes-Mil...
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10-Year Anniversary of the Bill That Led to the Current Economic Crisis

Monday, November 16, 2009 5:27 AM
The legislation sounded innocuous enough: The Financial Modernization Act. But proponents, who included almost the entire U.S. Senate and the Clinton administration, were euphoric over the passage of the bill in November 1999 that revoked the Depr...
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Obama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for Not Being George Bush

Friday, October 9, 2009 6:50 AM
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, citing “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” as well as his “work for a world without ...
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New Additions to AllGov

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:31 AM
AllGov has added several nations and profiles of Obama appointees, including six ambassadors.   Nations South Africa Spain Belgium Hungary Switzerland Honduras Tuvalu   Agency Heads William Taggart-Federal Student Aid Julie Paradis-Fo...
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New Additions to AllGov

Friday, August 14, 2009 6:48 AM
AllGov has added profiles of several recent Obama appointees, including eight ambassadors.   Agency Heads Jim Leach-National Endowment for the Humanities Ray Jefferson-Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Thomas Frieden-Centers for Disea...
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New Additions to AllGov

Monday, July 20, 2009 4:50 AM
Three countries have been added to the Nations section of AllGov: Russia, Ukraine and Guatemala. We have also added profiles for ambassador nominees Miguel Diaz (Vatican City), Louis Susman, (United Kingdom), Laurie Fulton (Denmark), Tim Roemer (I...
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New Additions to AllGov

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 6:48 AM
As President Obama and his cabinet members fill their teams, AllGov is adding profiles of the appointees. Among the latest additions: Michael Michener-Foreign Agricultural Service, Gregory Jaczko-Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rocco Landesman-Nati...
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Sarah Palin: Next Stop Fox?

Friday, July 3, 2009 4:25 PM
Speculation about the reason behind Sarah Palin’s surprise resignation as governor of Alaska has centered on her national political ambitions, possible unrevealed legal problems and maybe yet another pregnancy. More likely, Fox News or another TV ...
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Trump Wills White House and Presidency to Daughter Ivanka

Sources close to President Donald Trump report that in updating his will, in case of his death while in office, he has given the White House and the presidency of the United States to his daughter, Ivanka. When Trump’s lawyers explained that the United States Constitution guarantees presidential elections, Trump came up with his definitive argument: “So what? Who’s going to stop me?” (satire)   read more

Trump Claims God Told Him to Deport his Wife, Melania

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Trump Bans Use of Arabic Numerals

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Trump’s Obsession with Venezuela and Iran in One Chart

Of all the dictatorships in the world, President Donald Trump has zeroed in on creating regime change—by economic sanctions and/or war—in just two: Venezuela and Iran. He and his team have tried to convince Americans that these two countries are the biggest threats to U.S. national security. This is a real stretch, particularly in the case of Venezuela. So, what is really motivating Trump? Take a look at this chart   read more

Presidents Testifying—America’s Downward Spiral from Clinton to Bush to Trump

On September 21, 1998, President Bill Clinton testified on video in response to charges that he had lied about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky and had attempted to obstruct justice. This testimony, which lasted more than four hours, is still available on the internet. In a space of 21 years, we went from a videotaped interview that was released to the public; to an in-person interview without a video, audio or written record; to no in-person interview whatsoever.   read more
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