Monthly Archives: June 2012

By Tom Watts Part 2 in a series on National Federal of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Roberts and the four liberals upheld the individual mandate as valid under the Taxing Clause. The majority noted, “The exaction the Affordable Care Act imposes on those without health insurance looks like a tax in many respects.” It pointed out…

ACA: Individual Mandate

By Tom Watts Part 2 in a series on National Federal of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Roberts and the four liberals upheld the individual mandate as valid under the Taxing Clause. The majority noted, “The exaction the Affordable Care Act imposes on those without health insurance looks like a tax in many respects.” It pointed out that…

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish . . . No Fish

By Hudson Kingston In a day and age when green eggs and ham seem like the rule rather than the exception it is rare to eat food that was hunted down and killed. Statistically speaking modern people no longer hunt, and it is not like the grocery stores are full of venison that is hunted by professional…

Massachusetts town plans to cite people for public profanity. Here’s why it won’t work …

By Jonathan Peters Follow me @jonathanwpeters on Twitter. Middleborough is a quiet town in Massachusetts known for its cranberry bogs and profanity problem. It’s located in historic Plymouth County and … wait, what? A profanity problem? Absolutely, says Mimi Duphily, a former Middleborough selectwoman who runs a small business in the downtown area. She and other business owners are taking a…

R.I.P. Chinatown Bus?

By Yevgeny Shrago Anyone who has ever needed to get quickly and cheaply (if not safely) from New York to just about anywhere on the East Coast should shed at least one tear today, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down 26 bus lines today, most of which operated out of New York and Philadelphia’s Chinatowns…

Wikileaks Founder Loses Extradition Case in the UK

By Sushila Rao By a majority of 5 to 2, the justices of the United Kingdom Supreme Court have votedto dismiss Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal against extradition from the UK to Sweden, for questioning about allegations of sexual offenses.  The Court held that the term “judicial authority”—which has warrant power under the European framework and under the UK’s…

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