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We have once again entered the college commencement season, which means we'll soon be reading about uplifting graduation speeches delivered by prominent Americans. Or at least by prominent liberal Americans. It's becoming increasingly apparent that...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - A crisis engulfing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over its scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status adds to a long history of scandal and abuse - both real and alleged - at the tax agency. Here are some high-...
Star TribuneSen. Al Franken pleaded with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday to change what he considers a hopelessly corrupted ratings system for financial products. The Minnesota Democrat believes rating companies promoted "junk" in exchange for...
The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.If it weren't so serious, it would be comical to watch the media try to spin the Obama administration scandals the president's way. When White House spokesman Jay Carney continued Friday to cling desperately to the fairy tale that the administration had...
The Chronicle of Higher Education tells us the median salary of public university presidents rose 4.7 percent in 2011-12 to more than $440,000 a year. This increase vastly outpaced the rate of inflation, as well as the earnings of the typical worker in...
The Arizona Daily Star, TucsonNo school arouses passions around Tucson like Basis does. My column Sunday argued that the high rankings received annually by Basis Tucson and University High School don't reflect much more than the schools' academically focused student bodies and their...
Rude, entitled, arrogant and off-putting: That's how the conventionally wise in Washington are characterizing Ted Cruz, the conservative new senator from Texas. It's a better description of the critics themselves, who are inadvertently helping Cruz...
The Maryland Hospital Association has sent a letter to state health officials saying it will not support a proposal that would link medical spending to the state's economic growth. The state presented the proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
President Barack Obama lauded her skills, several prominent business groups quickly heaped praise and critics remained generally quiet after Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker was introduced Thursday as Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce...
St. Louis Post-DispatchThe debate in Washington over taxing Internet sales should be about one thing: fairness. If you buy a book or a blouse at a physical store, you pay sales tax. If you don't pay the same tax at an online store, the government is favoring one kind of...
Star TribuneLandmark legislation to force online and mail-order retailers to collect sales tax on out-of-state purchases advanced toward Senate passage this week. Retail giants such as Minnesota-based Target and Best Buy have spent millions of dollars over the past...
Star TribuneNormally, it's an outrageous statement or a stunning disregard for the facts that puts an unflattering national spotlight on Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Bachmann's typical response is to ignore the negative publicity and the questions...
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