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Walter WilliamsBill Gates is the world's richest person, but what kind of power does he have over you? Can he force your kid to go to a school you do not want him to attend? Can he deny you the right to braid hair in your home for a living?

I’m a deficit hawk. I hope you’re one as well.

At last we have incontrovertible proof that global warming is indeed dangerous. In Buenos Aires, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports that "a 7-month-old baby survived alone for three days with a bullet wound in its chest beside the bodies of its parents and brother, who died in an apparent suicide pact brought on by the couple's terror of global warming."

I’ll admit I’m prejudiced. I think Ron Paul, the maverick Republican/Libertarian congressman from Texas, is the best friend we taxpayers have had in Washington for, oh, the past hundred years or so.  So when Ron agreed to grant me an interview on his efforts to abolish the Federal Reserve, I jumped at the chance.

Ralph ReilandThe hype is always better than the real thing.

Boston’s Big Dig sounded like a half-decent project in the beginning. Approved in 1982 with a price tag $2.6 billion, it was completed, however, more or less, in 2005 at a price of $22 billion.

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