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Analyzing the Rationale for the 10% Excise Tax on Indoor Tanning (or: Why Snooki Looks Less Orange Now)
On July 30, 2010 By Kevin Lumpkin July 30, 2010
Taxing sin is nothing new – anyone who buys cigarettes, alcohol, or even gambles can tell you that. In recent years, the traditional sin taxes have begun to expand, with suggestions to begin taxing things like high-sugar sodas. So when Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable [...]Continue Reading →
It’s official. Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband Internet access a legal right for every citizen. Through this revolutionary move designed to keep pace with ever-changing technological advances, Internet is now in the distinguished company of such fundamental rights as voting.
Beginning July 1st, any Internet service provider that [...]Continue Reading →
As a teenager, my youth choir toured across the United States each summer during the first few weeks of June. One summer, we stopped in Intercourse, PA (much to the delight of the middle school boys in our group) for a glimpse of the Amish way of life. Based on this experience with [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
If Sandra Bullock’s stable presence helped husband Jesse James obtain full custody of his daughter, what would divorce mean for young Sunny?
U.S. Cyber Command from Department of Defense ready to take over defense against cyberattacks.
File-sharing site Rapidshare attempts to legitimize its [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Conservative man’s tweets regarding Obama assassination would receive no First Amendment protection.
Sony signs $200 million deal with Michael Jackson’s estate for ten projects over seven years.
Rapper DMX violates probation and gets six-month jail term.
Legal and ethical controversy raised by Virginia [...]Continue Reading →
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Burberry lawsuit accuses T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s of selling mass quantities of counterfeits.
E-Trade prepares to defend against Lindsay Lohan’s “meritless” $100 million lawsuit.
Pink Floyd victory against EMI may end online sale of individual tracks.
Scientologists battle upcoming release of German film.
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Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Virginia socialites, may now be the most infamous reality TV stars in Washington. The couple has made headlines for crashing a recent White House state dinner and shaking hands with President Obama. The couple apparently made it past several security checkpoints to gain access to the party, even though they Continue Reading →
On October 27, 2009 By Elizabeth Renieris January 26, 2014
On December 7, the world will come to the Scandinavian city of Copenhagen, Denmark to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. As the 15th Conference of the Parties approaches, the developing world continues to struggle to secure a “right to development.” But another “right” has garnered a lot of press in recent days in [...]Continue Reading →
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed two new rules designed to aggressively protect the free movement of online traffic by preventing Internet service providers from restricting web sites and other services on the Internet. The proposed rules would require carriers to practice “reasonable” network management and respect “net neutrality,” the principle [...]Continue Reading →
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