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From The Blog

July 29, 2014

Tax Reform with a Side of Margarine

Nineteenth-century tax policy was hardly as dry as plain toast. Congress returned to the margarine debate again and again for nearly 65 years.

July 22, 2014

Being Seen and Heard—A Tantalizing Prospect

A parliamentary insult hurled at a Republican freshman had the effect of briefly banding his colleagues into a memorable (and merry) bloc.

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