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The easy fix for tax inversion, a corrupt IRS, and high unemployment

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 —Burger King has just purchased the Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Horten. This looks to be a good corporate marriage, blending Horten’s well-known coffee and donuts to Burger King’s well-known hamburgers and fries. It fills a crucial gap in Burger King’s business: breakfast. Burger King is losing market share to McDonalds because

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Ferguson: Beyond the protests and politics

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., August 25, 2014 — The shooting death of anyone is a tragedy, but the shooting death of a black individual by a white police officer is a temptation for the media and a selfish opportunity for others. If you had any doubt, you need only look to the shooting of Michael Brown in

Ferguson protest, day 4

Where is the outrage from ‘good cops’ behind Ferguson’s blue wall

SANTA CRUZ, August 18, 2014 — Just over a week has passed since Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was gunned down by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. There have been protests, mostly peaceful, but also chaos, looting, and a general sense of social decay. Brown’s autopsy revealed he was shot six times. No charges have

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"Sons of Guns" promo splash screen for Discovery Channel.

‘Sons of Guns’ canceled? Will Hayden arrested on new sex charge

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 – Earlier this month, TMZ, the Washington Times, and others reported that “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden, 44, had been arrested and booked in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana on charges of juvenile molestation. TMZ and Fox News have now reported that Hayden was arrested once again on August 26, this

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Recorded in Washington: Review of ‘In Medio Ecclesiae’



COLLEGE PARK, May 16, 2014 – There is simply no substitute for authenticity. Where sacred vocal music is concerned, the truth of this maxim is amplified significantly. As polished as certain professional performances of the sacred masterworks may be, these recordings are often eclipsed by groups that may be short on professional accolades, but long

Taxpayer film incentives: North Carolina and California traveling in different directions.

North Carolina cuts Hollywood fat cats down to size

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 – A variety of news sources reported this week the somewhat surprising news that North Carolina is phasing out its once generous tax incentives for movie producers to film in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina’s lavish tax incentives have for years been drawing major productions to abandon the tax hell

Taxpayer film incentives: North Carolina and California traveling in different directions.

North Carolina cuts Hollywood fat cats down to size

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 – A variety of news sources reported this week the somewhat surprising news that North Carolina is phasing out its once generous tax incentives for movie producers to film in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina’s lavish tax incentives have for years been drawing major productions to abandon the tax hell

Lee Scratch Perry

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry plays Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Series

SANTA MONICA, August 27, 2014 — One of the historic figures of reggae and dub, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry began his career in the late 1950′s and has been a behind-the-scenes figure ever since. From working with Bob Marley, winning a Grammy in 2003, to collaborating with the electronic music group ‘The Orb’, Scratch Perry is

Scene from CATF production of Thomas Gibbons' "Uncanny Valley."

CATF’s uncanny hit, ‘Uncanny Valley,’ heading to New York

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., August 19, 2014 – The stats are out for the recently concluded 2014 edition of the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University (CATF). Having completed its 24th season on August 3, the company logged its best season attendance ever as it concluded 102 performances of five plays, with performances aided and abetted

"Sons of Guns" promo splash screen for Discovery Channel.

‘Sons of Guns’ canceled? Will Hayden arrested on new sex charge

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 – Earlier this month, TMZ, the Washington Times, and others reported that “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden, 44, had been arrested and booked in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana on charges of juvenile molestation. TMZ and Fox News have now reported that Hayden was arrested once again on August 26, this

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Our growing tax code / Image by Wolters Kluwer

The easy fix for tax inversion, a corrupt IRS, and high unemployment

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 —Burger King has just purchased the Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Horten. This looks to be a good corporate marriage, blending Horten’s well-known coffee and donuts to Burger King’s well-known hamburgers and fries. It fills a crucial gap in Burger King’s business: breakfast. Burger King is losing market share to McDonalds because

Rahm Emanuel - Uber in Chicago

How Rahm Emanuel profits from brother Ari’s Uber payday

CHICAGO, August 25, 2014 — WME CEO Ari Emanuel stands to make a billion dollars or more from his Hollywood agency’s investment in Uber, experts say. With his brother, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s direct involvement in passing Uber-friendly ride-share legislation in Chicago and the resulting impact on the company’s valuation, the mega dollar amount deserves serious scrutiny

Taxpayer film incentives: North Carolina and California traveling in different directions.

North Carolina cuts Hollywood fat cats down to size

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 – A variety of news sources reported this week the somewhat surprising news that North Carolina is phasing out its once generous tax incentives for movie producers to film in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina’s lavish tax incentives have for years been drawing major productions to abandon the tax hell

Our growing tax code / Image by Wolters Kluwer

The easy fix for tax inversion, a corrupt IRS, and high unemployment

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 —Burger King has just purchased the Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Horten. This looks to be a good corporate marriage, blending Horten’s well-known coffee and donuts to Burger King’s well-known hamburgers and fries. It fills a crucial gap in Burger King’s business: breakfast. Burger King is losing market share to McDonalds because

Warren Buffett and Barack Obama.

‘Tax the rich’ Buffett funding Burger King inversion deal

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2014 – There are days when the Market Maven wishes he was a much better satirist than he is. Today is one of those days. After yesterday’s news about Burger King’s (BKW’s) blockbuster deal to merge with Canada’s doughnut king Tim Hortons (THI), we learned the rest of the story this morning.

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Health

Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (yellow-green). / Credit: NIAID

Ebola fears, Ebola facts: No epidemic in America

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2014 – A Harvard School of Public Health poll taken between August 13 and 17 finds that 39 percent of Americans are concerned that there will be a major outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the U.S. within a year. Twenty-six percent fear that a member of their immediate family could get

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