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WORTH READING: I Spy A Muslim, Death Row Dogs, Freedom from Taxes?

I Spy A Muslim

With the rising demand for counterterrorism training of local police forces, self-proclaimed “experts” have come out of the woodwork. The result: Fear based anti-Islam propaganda paid for by the federal government. Read more here.

Image credit: Washington Monthly


Death Row Dogs

A drug so painful veterinarians aren’t allowed to use it on animals will be used to execute a man in Texas. Whether you believe in capital punishment or not, read more here.

Image credit: Atlantic Monthly


Freedom from Taxes?

No one likes paying taxes. The Tax Foundation, a right-leaning organization, says you may not need to with their trademarked “Tax Freedom Day.”  In order to qualify, Americans will have to have “earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state, and local levels.”  Not only is the Tax Foundation’s holiday misleading Americans about their federal tax burden but also neglects (surprise!) to take into account the benefits of paying taxes.  Read this and come back here to comment.

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  • Brian Mcgee

    My favorite comeback when people say “the rich pay almost all the taxes in this country.” I just say well if the rich didnt have almost all the money is this country they wouldnt have that “burden.”