The Tax Freedom Day Mirage: Americans are about to finish paying taxes this year. Kind of. Tax Freedom Day (TFD) came on April 9, but it's an artificial freedom. Massive borrowing this year - the federal deficit is expected to run about $1.6 trillion - guarantees future tax increases.
Why Goodwin Liu is Important: As the national political media rightly shifts its attention to Barack Obama's choice to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice John Paul Stevens, a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, April 16th for another controversial nominee should still garner the attention of those reporting upon the transformation of the Constitution from "a charter of negative liberties" into one that would "bring about redistributive change."
ACORN's Partisan Activities On Behalf of Obama Should Be Re-Examined: ACORN's questionable financial transactions and political activity were explored by the New York Times in the months leading up to the 2008 presidential election. But this reporting was abruptly cut off. Now would be a good time to reactivate the investigation since the organization is supposedly disbanding.
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