What are you not being told about Halloween? To an alien species visiting Earth for the first time, Halloween must resemble a kind of sexy war. People and monsters stumble through the streets, slick with blood, knives plunged through their heads, while erotic nurses bounce between divisions, doing a terrible job of triage. Not even the children […]
“Actually, any one who gives the matter unbiased consideration will realize that it is for the benefit of the rich to plug loopholes in tax laws, since this raises more revenues without raising rates.” With this neat bit of logic, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr. last week opened the great 1937 hunt for rich tax dodgers launched so suddenly by him and Franklin Roosevelt early this month .
“Names make news.” Last week the following names made the following news: George V. A motor ambulance suitable for transporting His Majesty to the Sussex seaside where he will recuperate was driven into the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, last week, and later the Royal physicians announced that they had “thoroughly tested its suitability.” Paul von Hindenburg, President of Germany, eyed last week, for the first time in his life, a cinema
Google wants new friends. After signing a series of new partners, CEO Eric Schmidt says the Web giant’s spate of recent deals is just a start
When Starbucks coffee rolls out its new logo in stores in early March, you might notice something missing from your coffee cup: the words Starbucks Coffee.
Half of U.S. pays no federal income tax Credits for low- and middle-income families exempt many Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it’s simply somebody else’s problem. About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, […]