Here is today’s story from Harry Gross.

Dear Harry: Something has concerned me for a long time as a single taxpayer. I realized that the government encourages marriage for whatever reasons, even though the divorce rate is in the 50 percent area. It’s clearly unfair for the government to tax me more than a married individual considering that my responsibilities as a single person are actually more than a married man. For example, the …

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Another great story by Harry Gross of Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dear Harry: Something has concerned me for a long time as a single taxpayer. I realized that the government encourages marriage for whatever reasons, even though the divorce rate is in the 50 percent area. It’s clearly unfair for the government to tax me more than a married individual considering that my responsibilities as a single person are actually more than a married man. For example, the …

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A good piece of writing by James H. Carr of the Newsday.

Not too long ago, I was listening to a lecture by Seton Hall University professor Raymond Brown who referred to that old expression: “Death at the hands of parties unknown.” As many of you may be aware, that phrase was in used instances where heinous acts had been committed but no one was found guilty of the crime. It was frequently found in court documents in the early 20th Century in cases of…

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Another great article by Harry Gross of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dear Harry: I know how you hate those ARMs (adjustable-rate mortgages), but I went for one five years ago, because I didn’t think my job assignment in New Jersey would last this long. It now appears that I will have at most another three years here and then be transferred back to St. Louis. Here’s the problem: Our ARM had a fixed rate of 5 percent for the first five years. Now it is about to ad…

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