Debtors' prisons in the United States have been present for years. It's just that few know about them, except the victims.

First the Swiss and then the world. Soon every bank in the world will be a de facto IRS agent seeking to punish those with wealth.

John Beale, a former EPA senior policy advisor who pled guilty on September 27 to stealing nearly $900,000 from the agency over 13 years, was sentenced to 32 months in prison on December 18.

Since the shooting attack at Colorado's Arapahoe High School last Friday didn't fit the media's narrative, the story rapidly disappeared from view.

Bells ringing over the weekend in memory of Newtown will likely fail to galvanize much anti-gun fervor, at least for the moment.

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