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Entries by Geoffrey R. Stone from 11/2012

The Perils of Income Inequality

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which authorized the federal government to impose an income tax on individuals, will turn 100 years old on February 3. It was designed precisely to protect the 47 percent of Americans Mitt Romney has reviled.

Why Did the Republicans Win the House?

| Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

How could the Republicans have won 55 percent of the House seats at the same time that Mitt Romney received only 48 percent of the popular vote? Did that many people split their vote? It turns out the answer is "no."