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01/18/2017 - 2:00pm

    Of the many proposed legislative changes that might occur during the presidency of Donald Trump, the one with the highest probability of actually becoming law is a reduction in corporate tax rates. While we are considering making changes to the tax laws, I have a modest, related proposal that won't cost very much and has enormous potential benefits...

01/12/2017 - 4:00pm

    When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer's suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws, the former senator and tea partyer used a handy putdown: "You can put all that under the category of fake news."

    When conspiracy...

01/12/2017 - 12:00pm

    Publicly traded corporations are at something of an impasse in the U.S. Their numbers are shrinking: from 7,507 in 1997 to not much more than 3,500 now. Their ranks are getting top-heavy, with most profits and cash flow accruing to a shrinking group of giants.

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01/12/2017 - 11:00am

    It didn't take long for the emails to arrive, as I expected.

    "Chicago hate crime today against Trump!" said one. "Let's see your column justify that one."

    He was...

01/11/2017 - 7:00pm

    She is just a frightened mom, worrying if her son will survive, and certainly not fretting about U.S. politics — for she has never heard of either President Obama or Donald Trump.

    What about America itself? Ranomasy, who lives in an isolated...

01/11/2017 - 1:00pm

    It took me awhile to perfect the cookie recipe. I experimented with ingredients: Blueberry, Strawberry, Sour Diesel, White Widow, Bubba Kush, AK-47 - all strains of cannabis, which I stored, mixed with glycerin, in meticulously labeled jars on a kitchen shelf. After the cookies finished baking, I'd...

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