Archive for June 16th, 2003

Is Tropical Heatwave next? RAVE Act used to shut down benefit concert

June 16, 2003

An article from DRCNet illustrates another way the government is fighting to take away your civil liberties: The RAVE Act, now known officially as the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, championed by Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), was ostensibly aimed at so-called raves, the large electronic music concerts often associated with open drug use, but was so [...]

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SP Times: Florida’s tax system most regressive in the South

June 16, 2003

An editorial in the SP Times today says the tax system in Florida is so regressive that it is Worse than Alabama The poorest 20 percent of non-elderly Floridians, those with incomes under $15,000, pay the state and local governments $14.40 of every $100 they earn. In Alabama, the equivalent poorest 20 percent pay $10.60 [...]

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“Typical” malpractice case shows why reform is not needed

June 16, 2003

The SP Times has several articles about malpractice in todays edition. This one relates a typical case that results in a verdict for the doctors. The outcome of the case is not that unusual locally. Maye, 44, has presided over three other malpractice trials during her two years on the civil court. Plaintiffs lost all [...]

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Is Peru our canary? Elaine Cassel’s site says maybe…

June 16, 2003

Elaine Cassell reprints a very timely warning about what can happen to a free society during times of terror: Noah Leavitt, human rights attorney and contributor to Findlaw’s Writ and Counterpunch, recently wrote about what America can learn from another South American country’s “experiment” in dealing with terrorism–that of Peru. Noah explains why it is [...]

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Me and Safire seeing eye to eye?

June 16, 2003

William Safire’s column in the NY Times today is a rare case of the old bastard making some sense. Check out his ramblings on the recent FCC decision. (The FCC decision) troubles some readers, listeners and viewers who don’t like homogenized news or one-size-fits-all entertainment forced down their throats. When I inveighed against this impending [...]

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