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Could a book about #tax  history actually be fun? Read Richard Bird’s #FandD  review of Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages by Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod, originally published in our Spring 2021 issue:

Athing Mu, a 19-year-old sensation, set the American record and won the 800-meter gold — and she’s not done yet

After leaked Telegram messages exposed one of the biggest political scandals in #Brazil 's recent history, authorities suspected that skilled, well-financed hackers had coordinated a vicious attack. The reality was far less boring. (From 2020)

Like I need my Google search history to be any weirder...

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It’s estimated that more than 200 million Americans could be drinking dangerous “forever chemicals” in their tap water. Thankfully, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal pending before Congress will invest $10 billion—the most in our nation’s history—towards clean drinking water.

Not for the first time, I’m struck by how painfully familiar, how very MAGA, the 19th century American South is. White supremacy, whataboutism and the condescending libs made us do it.

The bipartisan infrastructure deal includes some good climate policies, but Biden will need another bill if he hopes to decarbonize the American economy as quickly as he’s claimed he does, @yayitsrob  reports:

Canada’s most decorated Olympian is singling out a former high school teacher; but not in a good way. Swimmer Penny Oleksiak, who recently made history for Canada in the pool, took to Twitter to share some unfiltered thoughts on her accomplishment.

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A race that will be talked about 100 years from now – the greatest in Olympic history


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‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful

The handshake that made history.

History. Made. Hidilyn Diaz has won the first ever gold medal for Philippines! #PHI  #Gold  #PHI  #Gold  #PHI  #Gold 

JOE BIDEN DEFEATS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency. He will lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises. #APracecall 

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The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!

The man directly responsible for the chaos of today is Donald Trump, who has made it clear that he will do anything to remain in power – including insurrection and inciting violence. Trump will go down in history as the worst and most dangerous president in history.


Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.

whether it was masterminding a route around the world for us to take or putting up the stage everyone did such an amazing job and became friends and people we would never forget... what a team... here’s to a whole lot of history #10YearsOfOneDirection 

They’d rather arrest hundreds of American citizens then 3 of their own. Very telling.