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Republicans Graham, Chaffetz place the wrong bet on internet gambling

 Several years ago, a work colleague instructed me to use the phrase “gaming” when discussing our organization’s work on federal gambling policy.  She believed that term better reflected the breadth of the issue and, to a certain extent, minimized the negative connotations associated with “gambling.”  Twelve years later, I’m not sure that works anymore. First […] Continue reading →

It’s Not an Obamacare Tax: It’s an “Individual Shared Responsibility Payment”

 Here’s your Orwellian Phrase for the Week: Individual shared responsibility payment. Yeah… Go ahead and try to wrap your brain around that amalgamation of contradictory concepts. The phrase is not gleamed from some glossy DNC spin-office, or a Harvard professor’s latest psychobabble posing as an academic paper. Apparently the phrase is the IRS’s fancy (new) […] Continue reading →

The Castro Tyranny Turns Another Year Older

Jeff Jacoby, New Year’s Day marks the 55th anniversary of Cuba’s communist revolution. It is the oldest — indeed the only — full-blown dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere. As Human Rights Watch noted in April, no other country in Latin America is ruled by a regime that “represses virtually all forms of political dissent.” More […] Continue reading →

Air Force Academy May Drop �God� From Oath

The Air Force Academy is considering dropping the phrase “so help me God’ from its honor oath after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed a complaint. The Academy’s Honor Review Committee met Wednesday to review the oath in response to the MRFF complaint, said Public Affairs Director Maj. Brus Vidal. “They considered a range of […] Continue reading →