The Guardian and Washington Post Don't Deserve Pulitzers Just for Sparking a Debate -
The Post’s NSA coverage has been the opposite of insightful.
Happy birthday, Henry James!
We dug out a fabulous Rebecca West piece about the Master from our archives, just for you.
That payroll tax taken out of everybody’s check? It’s buying you Medicare and Social Security, which means a more secure retirement free of crippling medical bills. Your federal income tax? Its effects are a lot more diffuse. But chances are pretty good that you’ve already used some infrastructure today—whether it was a road or railway you took to work, or maybe the information technology connections you’re using to read this article. Federal, state, and local taxes helped pay for that. Is your water and air clean? Are you safe from threats, domestic and foreign? Then you’re getting something valuable from the Environment Protection Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Defense. Your tax dollars paid for those, too. — More New Taxes! A bigger April 15 bill would mean a better society.
Here are the counties that pay the most (and least) in income taxes.
Obamacare is going to end up costing $104 billion LESS than we previously thought. That’s a lot of dollars.
Republicans Denied Charlene Dill a Chance to Get Obamacare. Blame Them for Her Death. -
It became a viral story last week. But unlike the GOP, Washington Democrats refuse to apportion blame. It’s time to highlight the real party of death panels.
This mystery man took 445 photobooth portraits over a period of 35 years. We have no idea who he is, but he’s left a strange legacy.
By Ben Fountain