National Issues

National Issues

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The Wall and The Silence

I was in the West Berlin Refugee camps in 1959, before the Berlin Wall went up in 1961. Everybody knew that East Germany was collapsing. HALF of its labor force left East Germany when they got old enough to work in the West! When the Wall went up, every other Communist country already had one. […]
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FEAR

One good thing has happened in this campaign year: Donald Trump, who is a billionaire who has not had to share the fate of us mere mortals on the ground, has run headfirst into the Screamocracy us mere mortals have to deal with. He has had to limit his audience to supporters and have people […]
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The Al Capone Audit II

They got Al Capone on tax evasion. There is a million light years difference between an outfit that is “tax exempt” – every political party is exempt from paying taxes – and “tax deductible,” which means that you can deduct contributions to it from your income taxes. These latter groups are therefore partly funded
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