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NC tax advice: support fair courts!

April 14, 2006 - If you live in North Carolina and put off doing your taxes, here's a last-minute tip: check the box to have $3 of your taxes go to the Public Campaign Fund. It doesn't affect your tax bill, and it goes towards a great cause: getting private-interest money out of judicial elections in N.C., and replacing it with public financing.

Southern Scandal Watch

October 31, 2005 - 'Tis the season of scandal, and the South is not immune from the plague of corruption and moral relativism sweeping the land. To help you keep abreast of the wheelings and dealings of the ethically challenged (at least the ones getting caught), here at FS we are now launching a new semi-regular feature, Southern Scandal Watch (TM). Today's cast of characters:

Poetry in Motion

October 10, 2005 - When running for political office, some candidates have a campaign slogan: "Reformer with Results" (remember that Bush 2000 goodie?), "Give 'Em Hell Harry." Others have a campaign song: "Right Here, Right Now" was Clinton's ditty in 1992 (presumably not a reference to one of his pick-up lines).