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What is the Senate doing with the Internet sales-tax bill ("Internet sales tax faces a tougher sell in the House after passing Senate," Web, Monday)? First of all, the United States is a federation of independent states. Each one has its own laws, taxes, etc. If the Senate is acting to force businesses in one state to collect taxes for another state, those businesses are acting as an agent for that other state.
The question often arises at book talks, especially those given to student groups, why the Founding Fathers could speak such high-sounding words about equality and liberty and then ignore the oppressions visited on slaves and Indian tribes.
If you buy only one history book for the rest of 2013, this should be the one. Book reviewers have long turned such phrases as "magisterial" and "masterpiece" into cliches. This book richly deserves far more effusive encomiums. I can only say that Kevin Phillips will change everything you think you know about our American Revolution and replace it with a deeper, richer understanding of the more complex and very human story of our founding.
In all the noise caused by the Obama administration's direct assault on the right of every person to keep and bear arms, the essence of the issue has been drowned out. The president and his big-government colleagues want you to believe that only the government can keep you free and safe, so to them, the essence of this debate is about obedience to law.
It would be helpful to understand why our great football team was named Redskins. The team came to Washington from Boston, a city known for its colonists' resistance to the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townsend Act of 1767 and the Tea Act of 1773, demanded by King George III and the British Parliament.
In this tautly written account of one of the most dramatic moments in Benjamin Franklin's many-faceted life, there is enough to engage one's interest that a number of its imperfections can be overlooked.
When Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman sat down to draft the Declaration of Independence, they began with a "Bill of Particulars" against King George III.
In a sea of soulless, sheeplike dependency, it's easy to spot the fiercely independent people who continue to declare our independence. We are the producers, the people who make the country work. We are business owners and hardworking employees.
For the past few weeks, I have been writing in this column about the government's use of drones and challenging their constitutionality on Fox News Channel, where I work.