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Updated at 11:40 AM

Last week’s botched execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood was enough to make anyone sick to their stomach. Unless, of course, you believe justice and revenge are one in the same.According to a July 24 CNN report, witness accounts said “Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution,” while reporter Troy Hayden described his last breaths like “a fish on shore gulping for air.”But a relative of the victims had a different opinion.

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM

"Checked the tax code," wrote a friend who's engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. "Unfortunately, marrying (my fiancee) does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big U.S. companies are getting. Thanks for nothing IRS."

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Founding Your Classical Charter School was a summer seminar at Hillsdale College at the end of June that I attended with a great number of other founding parents and community members all over the country.

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 11:49 AM

America fought a revolution over who gets to make the laws. It was resolved by deciding that it is the people’s representatives, and only the people’s representatives. Anything else is injustice masquerading as government.

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Because of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking for short, the tap water of Dimock, Pennsylvania, residents bursts into flames with the smallest sparks. They suffer from severe headaches, blackouts and asthma. Horses go blind. Cows drop...

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 11:46 AM

The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

In the 1960s, the pop music group The Irish Rovers had a hit single about how we see all sorts of animals in the wild, but will never see unicorn horses again because they failed to board Noah's Arc, and, therefore, did not survive the great floods...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 4:09 AM

On June 30, the New York State Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that allows towns to use zoning ordinances to ban hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas extraction technique known as fracking. While the state has had a...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Going to the racetrack and betting horses may not be a profitable financial activity, but it can provide a valuable insight into our smoke-and-mirrors tax system.

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 4:02 AM

It is now within reach of technology to provide a partial solution to the problem of disturbed individuals picking up weapons and randomly killing people. Often, such homicidal intentions are announced in advance of their execution. Technology...

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