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Missing the point

Last week, the National Taxpayer Advocate, part of the National Taxpayer Service, which bills itself as “your voice at the IRS,” issued a report on its investigation of complaints from taxpayers about poor customer service during this y...
Updated one month ago

The defining down of ‘American’

Over the years I’ve read some repulsive emails but this one takes the cake. I’m reprinting it here, nearly unabridged. Whatever your political persuasion, the notions expressed by the writer should disgust anyone who really understands wh...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, July 15

Still watching
Updated: 2 months ago

Reality bites

A week after its voters gave a resounding no to a proposed bailout for its beleaguered financial system and economy, Greece, or at least the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, apparently has been forced to take the deal — or something...
Updated: 2 months ago

Clashing symbols

Things didn’t go well for NASCAR on Sunday — and early Monday. First, rain delayed the start of the Coke Zero 400 race at Daytona International Speedway. Then the race, which didn’t end until well after 2 a.m., was marred by a massi...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, July 8

Chief hack
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Gay marriage debate enters new phase

Everyone knows where the debate over gay marriage is going next. Now that the Supreme Court has imposed its edict on the land, the question is whether religious institutions and people of faith will still be permitted to act on moral beliefs that the...
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Letters to the editor, July 1

Equal pay
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Battle flag: heritage or hatred?

Each morning when I sit down at my computer and look out my window I’m assaulted by the Confederate battle flag flying from my neighbor’s flag pole across a small lake. I don’t know if he’s a bigot or simply has some romantic ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Unsettled questions

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 was enacted in Congress and that’s where any substantial changes to it should be made. If the Supreme Court had held last week that the ACA does not allow federal subsidies in states such as Florida that have not...
Updated: 2 months ago