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Republican Brown Wins Senate Seat

Republican Scott Brown has won the Massachusetts Senate seat held for nearly a half-century by Democrat Edward Kennedy. Brown’s victory in the special election gives Senate Republicans the 41st vote they need to block legislation

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Serious Dangers In Health Care “Reform”

By Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. In recent weeks, as the tenor in the health care debate has become more contentious, and the passage of some far-reaching legislation now more assured, I felt, as a physician, and

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“Synchronize and Integrate”

by Tom Burghardt In the wake of the Flight 253 provocation, over-hyped terrorism panics, and last year’s Big Pharma and media-engineered hysteria over the H1N1 flu pandemic, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13528 on

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SEC Proposes to Deny Special Access

Unfiltered access is similar to giving your car keys to a friend who doesn’t have a license and letting him drive unaccompanied,” said SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro. “Today’s proposal would require that if a

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Skimming Savers

By New York Times If you’re a retiree who relies on interest income, you know that the tap is running dry. In fact, many investors in certificates of deposits, savings accounts and money market accounts

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The ‘Tiny’ Gold Market

By Adrian Douglas Here are some Trivial Pursuit questions for you: 1) What is the biggest market in the world for a physical commodity? 2) Is the gold market one of the smallest markets in

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Karma Means You Don’t Get Away With Anything

For years I have been looking for the story of Jung’s patient who had poisoned her best friend. Thanks to the wonderful Paul Levy at www.awakeninthedream.com and his rich expertise in all things Jung, I

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Money & Banking

I asked Franklin Sanders recently for his recommendation on a primer on money and banking. He recommended Modern Money Mechanics which was written a while back by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. Here it is:

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Will 2010 be the Year of the 10th Amendment?

By Michael Boldin, “Already, over a dozen states are considering laws or state constitutional amendments that would effectively ban, or nullify, any proposed national health care plan in their state, and we expect that number

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Paulson and Friedman Called to Testify

The list of those called to testify for a House inquiry into the American International Group and its payouts to its counterparties just gained a few more high-wattage witnesses. Henry M. Paulson Jr., the former