Do Tax Cuts Ever Increase Government Revenues?

By Annie Lowrey  Posted Friday, June 24, 2011, at 5:18 PM EThttp://www.slate.com/id/2297513?wpisrc=xs_wp_0001 Since even before Arthur Laffer drew his curve on a napkin, Republicans and Democrats have been having the same fight about taxes and growth. Republican politicians insist that tax cuts “pay for themselves,” increasing receipts by goosing economic growth. Democrats and virtually all economists […]

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The Founding Fathers

The Constitution’s framers were flawed like today’s politicians, so it’s high time we stop embalming them in infallibility. by Simon Schama June 26, 2011     http://www.newsweek.com/2011/06/26/the-founding-fathers-were-flawed.html   He may have written the Declaration of Independence, but were he around today Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t have a prayer of winning the Republican nomination, much less the presidency. […]

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What Might Have Been: The French View

by JAMES FALLOWS James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States, and once worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter. The French National Library has a wonderful exhibit of prints from 1910, imagining the wonderful new world of […]

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World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/06/world-war-ii-the-invasion-of-poland-and-the-winter-war/100094/ The Atlantic Home JUN 26, 2011 |   In August of 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty — one week later, Germany invaded Poland and World War II began. The first attack of the war took place on September 1, 1939, as German aircraft attacked the Polish town of […]

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Before the Trail of Tears

The beginning of the end of sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation and her people was set in motion by the Treaty of Hopewell in the fall of 1785. This treaty stated that the Cherokee people be, “under the protection of the United States of America and of no other sovereign whatsoever,”. Old Tassel, also known […]

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Battle of Little Bighorn

Jun 25, 1876:  “Comanche,” the only survivor of the Custer Massacre, 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 9:41, June 25, 2011, from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-little-bighorn. On this day in 1876, Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near […]

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