Tag Archives: By Wendy N. Powell

Center stage for Gruber, Obamacare star and unwitting nemesis

  By Wendy N. Powell, guest contributor In hearings before the US Congress, economist-for-hire Jonathan Gruber apologized to Americans for insulting them. Are we really stupid? Or did Americans just refuse to listen to those who tried to explain why … Continue reading

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IRS and Civil Forfeiture Under the Bank Secrecy Act bring nasty surprises

by Wendy N. Powell The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the most powerful of government agencies, has been under recent scrutiny for extreme civil forfeiture of assets. With IRS’ power to confiscate and make financial demands, most Americans are increasingly fearful of … Continue reading

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Echoes from the edge of a border gone wild

By guest contributor Wendy N. Powell On just about every news outlet, we have heard echoes of words memorialized next to the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” But does … Continue reading

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Eroding college football Experience: Student athlete or “pay to play”

By Wendy N. Powell The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Illinois Region, has determined that private college athletes can form and join labor unions, resulting in the first labor union opportunity for college athletes. 

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Government shutdown a smack down of conservatism

By Wendy N. Powell, guest contributor Twenty percent of the government may no longer be shut down, but the attempted “shutdown/smack down” of conservatism is alive and well. While watching media coverage of recent events in Washington, we must remember … Continue reading

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