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How John Boehner Has Facilitated Congressional Gridlock

On Monday, July 21, IVN contributor Joshua Alvarez examined how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has abused his power to “fill the tree” — clog the limited number of amendment slots with his own amendments — in order to block Republican proposals. 936 more words


Tax Dodgers and Schools

Paul Krugman’s column in this morning’s NYTimes describes the latest development in profiteering:

…the tax-avoidance strategy du jour: “inversion:”… a legal maneuver in which a company declares that its U.S.

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Public Prime Minister's Questions?

In his recent of many reinventions, Ed Miliband outlined his idea of creating a Public Prime Minister’s Questions where the public will be given the chance to question the Prime minister on any issue.   240 more words


Deal struck on VA reform bill - By Julian Hattem - 07/27/14 04:24 PM EDT

Leaders in the House and Senate have reached a deal on legislation to reform the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department and are poised to unveil it on Monday. 377 more words


Bitcoin might face “double taxation” in Canada, new report says | Georgia Straight, Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly

Bitcoin might face “double taxation” in Canada, new report says

by STEPHEN HUI on JUL 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM

A NEW REPORT makes the case that “sweeping legislative measures” are unnecessary when it comes to the regulation of Bitcoin in Canada. 728 more words


BACKGROUND: Canadian National and EJ&E Railroad

I put together a PowerPoint presentation to share with (older) students.  I would like to share this information with anyone else who may be interested. 1,164 more words