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NYC's ridiculously high cigarette tax can't be ignored after Eric Garner's death

On Wednesday evening, a grand jury announced that it would not indict a New York City police officer who, in July, killed Eric Garner, a 43-year-old Staten Island resident with a history of serious health problems and father of six children. Gut-wrenching video of the incident found its way online, sparking outrage due to the tactics used by police.

12/04/2014
In DC and New York, Politicians Try to Score Cheap Points at the Expense of Charter Schools
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In DC and New York, Politicians Try to Score Cheap Points at the Expense of Charter Schools

Charter schools are being hit once again this week, and people are fighting back. Earlier this week, as many as 17,000 thousands advocates for charter schools gathered in New York City, after a successful such gathering last year drew thousands more public school parents.

10/10/2013
Sin Taxes, Nanny States and the Rejection of Personal Autonomy
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Sin Taxes, Nanny States and the Rejection of Personal Autonomy

A few weeks ago, as my state legislature was gearing up to steal more of our personal liberty pass sensible legislation that benefits the greater good, I saw a tweet roll by from a state legislator in favor of her pet bill - banning smoking in cars while children were inside the car. This tweet stated something to the effect that, "It's not nanny state legislation!

02/27/2013