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Talking Turkey on Taxes

A hardy band of refugees board a leaky wooden boat, just 106 feet long to hold 132 of them, and set off for freedom across an unknown sea. Syrian refugees fleeing sectarian violence? Cuban marielitoes risking wretched lives to escape Castro’s brutal regime? No . . . it’s November, so we must be talking about […]

All You Need is Love

No matter who we voted for, we can all agree that this has been the nastiest presidential election since Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a hermaphroditic bastard. This week it’s finally (finally!) come to an end. Whether you’re elated or nauseated by the results, there’s probably one emotion you share with most Americans right now: […]

No, They Don’t Want Bieber Back

Given how long the 2016 presidential election season was, you’re probably in one of two camps right now: ready to move to Canada, or relieved you don’t have to. Either way, it’s likely more Americans have actually thought about Canada in the last year than in the entire last century. So let’s take a look […]

Hut, Hut, Hike! (Your Tax Bill)

The 2016 NFL season is in full swing, and fans are spending billions of dollars to show their loyalty to their teams. The average ticket costs $92.98. The average beer runs $7.38. Even parking can cost as much as $75 to see the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. And fans spend billions more on licensed hats, […]

Warren Buffett’s Real Superpower

Spend an afternoon at any area theater, and you’ll see heroes with superpowers wreaking havoc wherever they go. Superman is faster than a speeding bullet (and leaps tall buildings in a single bound). Superheroes band together to save the world and debate whether they can ignore civilian authorities while they do it. Sometimes they even […]

We’re Number One!

Americans love awards shows — the Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys, and the Tonys. So we all watched eagerly as the nonpartisan Tax Foundation rolled out the red carpet and released “International Tax Competitiveness Index 2016.” The ranking rewards countries with low marginal rates to discourage businesses from fleeing abroad and simple systems to raise […]

Will it Blend?

If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you know it’s a vast rabbit hole of places to waste precious minutes of your life. “Will it Blend?” is one of those places, a video series showing off the Blendtec line of blenders. The videos feature the company’s founder, smiling in a white lab coat and […]

Round ’em Up and Shake ’em Down

Last month, Hollywood brought back the classic western with a remake of The Magnificent Seven. It’s a tale as old as the West itself. An evil land baron terrorizes a town to satisfy his insatiable greed . . . and a ragtag squad of outlaws rides in to the rescue. You might be surprised to […]

Moneyball? Ehhh, Not Really

America is a nation divided. Cat people vs. dog people. Trump people vs. Clinton people. And last week, we discovered a new gulf to bridge: “Brad” people and “Angelina” people. That’s right, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are filing for divorce after two years of wedded non-bliss. Will the “Brangelina” breakup turn into a fight […]

Do They or Don’t They?

Matt Bissonnette grew up in a dinky flyspeck of a town off the Alaskan coast that you can’t get to without a boat or a plane. He ultimately escaped to join SEAL Team Six, the Navy’s most elite counterterrorism force. He took part in the 2009 mission to rescue Captain Mark Phillips from Somali pirates, […]