Republicans Want to Cut Taxes, But Not the Size of Government

House Republicans passed a budget resolution yesterday, taking an early first step towards overhauling the nation’s tax code. But the larger effort is already starting to look like it is in trouble. A group of senior Republicans released a reform framework last week, but left out many key details that will have to be included in any plan.

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Bogus Stoned Driving Arrests Highlight Dubious Methods of ‘Drug Recognition Experts’

To the untrained eye, Katelyn Ebner seems completely sober during her 28-minute roadside encounter with Cobb County, Georgia, police officer Tracy Carroll, who has pulled the 23-year-old waitress over for ailing to maintain her lane as she made a left turn.

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How California Enabled Tesla By Forcing Competitors To Subsidize A Losing Business Model

It is no great surprise that Tesla hemorrhages cash. As we pointed out last month when they reported Q2 earnings, making products that actually generate a return on capital for shareholders isn’t a strong suit of the Silicon Valley powerhouse.

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How Europe’s changes to copyright law will affect America

Europe is considering changing its copyright law. At first blush, you might think that this couldn’t possibly affect the way you debate the news of the day online, upload family videos or run your startup. But popular proposals at the EU would strike at the heart of the internet’s openness and accessibility as a platform by raising new barriers to interactive online services… Read More

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Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.

A crime lab technician tests a substance thought to be cocaine. AFP/Getty Images On Jan. 9, 2012, Sonja Farak—a chemist at a crime lab in Amherst, Massachusetts—pilfered a sample of crack cocaine and smoked it in the bathroom throughout the morning.

Source: Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.