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Put corporate taxes to work for America (without building legal fences)

By John Murray July 28, 2014, 07:00 PM

How? Make dividends a deductible expense for companies. There'd be broad benefits.

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Put corporate taxes to work for America (by ending the inversion loophole)

By Paul Krugman, New York Times July 28, 2014, 07:00 PM

Reform? OK. But don't waste time waiting to close the loophole used by artful tax dodgers.

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End the death penalty

By Editorial, Washington Post July 28, 2014, 07:00 PM

Another botched execution highlights just one of many problems with cruel, unusual punishment.

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Ryan asks, but doesn't answer, right questions about poverty

By Clive Crook, Bloomberg News July 28, 2014, 11:31 AM

He isn’t designing a better system — he’s delegating the design of a better system to the states and their...

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A tale of two carbon taxes

By Brendon Steele July 28, 2014, 11:31 AM

Australia’s was unpopular and has been repealed. British Columbia’s was considered a popular success. What accounts for the difference?

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The human-dog relationship: A matter of trust

By Peter M. Leschak July 26, 2014, 06:00 PM

(Why we trust dogs.)

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Remember, the U.S. shot down an airliner, too

By Fred Kaplan, Slate July 26, 2014, 06:00 PM

And our leaders also obfuscated, like Russia is now. And people in Iran (the victim country then) distrusted our story.

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A death watch for north Cedar Lake

By JAMES LINDBECK July 25, 2014, 07:00 PM

Ill-conceived light-rail line will destroy irreplaceable natural area in Minneapolis.

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Endorsements vs. primaries: A user's guide

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune July 26, 2014, 06:00 PM

Two roads diverged into a party process …

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Jeepers, creepers — why'd they keep that peeper?

By D.J. Tice, Star Tribune July 26, 2014, 06:00 PM

School officials know it isn't easy to dismiss a problem employee if a public union is involved.

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