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Detroit files for bankruptcy

Detroit didn't file for bankruptcy years ago? Apparently not. On Thursday, the city filed for bankruptcy in federal court, making it the largest U.S. city ever to do so, USA Today…

Immigrants may be ‘more fertile,’ but that misses the point

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush gave one of immigration reform’s more unusual defenses when he suggested last Friday that “immigrants are more fertile” than their native-born counterparts. Leaving aside his poor…

Warren’s student loan plan a populist gimmick

As millennials enter a tough job market, our student loan debt is skyrocketing. Outstanding student loan debt has topped $1 trillion and has surpassed credit card and auto loan debt.…

The real solution to the IRS mess: A simpler tax code

On Tuesday, acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel announced an initiative to improve and “restore the integrity of IRS operations," that includes appointing a chief risk officer to improve internal controls.…

IRS scandal part of long history of political targeting

Republicans are enraged - as they should be - over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups with increased scrutiny between 2010 and 2012. And while this discovery…

Jack Lew changes his signature

When President Obama nominated Jack Lew to be treasury secretary, the Internet basically exploded with revelations that the signature of the man who would soon be signing our money looked…

Should Britain leave the European Union?

The 20th century marked the beginning of the end to Britain's vast and colonial empire, as the curtains finally closed on a savage age of slavery and extortion. From "the…

Americans hate the game, not the player when it comes to IRS and taxes

Look, no one really likes paying taxes. Even the Beatles, probably more beloved by liberals than conservatives, wrote a song that lampooned the progressive British tax system. But as touchy as…

The sequester: Does anyone even care anymore?

Congratulations! By reading this article, you are now better informed about the sequester than three-fourths of Americans. The sequester, of course, is yet another self-imposed deadline of certain economic doom. If…

Obama’s college scorecard gives ‘buck’ without the ‘bang’

Paying for college sucks. It’s all fun and games for four (or more) years, but the ride eventually stops and you’re stuck with a huge bill. Huge as in $27,000…

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