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Tom Toles: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Metro's fundamental problem

*** Friday rant First, the Financial Titan jail report: All cells still empty. Everybody wants to look forward now to make sure that the Wall Street malfeasance doesn't happen NEXT time! Well we wouldn't want ACCOUNTABILITY for THIS time...

By Tom Toles  | April 16, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Financial firm

*** Tax me MORE There was a story on NPR Wednesday about wealthy people who feel they are undertaxed. I love stories like that. If there ever was a win-win scenario, I think we have it here. Of course,...

By Tom Toles  | April 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Economy and jobs  
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Say Noah to climate change

*** The Fee-bag Party One more thing among the myriad that I don't get. Air passengers in open revolt over fees on baggage. Somewhere along the way it came to be understood as another of our constitutional rights that...

By Tom Toles  | April 14, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Congress, Environment & global warming  
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Court of last resort

*** Liber-ness I've been meaning to write a word about libertarianism, and this recent intersection of Kevin Drum, Will Wilkinson and Jonathan Chait seems as good a place as any to start. Plus Bob Wright advised me on Bloggingheads...

By Tom Toles  | April 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  GOP, Obama White House, Supreme Court  
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First the good news

*** Commentation Good news to report on the comments section here. Our quality control team has upgraded the measure of last week’s comments to "HAS POSSIBILITIES." This is not, in itself, a terrifically high standard, but the previous week's...

By Tom Toles  | April 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Economy and jobs, Federal government  
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Dangerous gases

By Tom Toles  | April 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Regional  
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