Those who have dedicated themselves to overturning the Second Amendment cite reams of statistics to prove that firearms are a scourge that must be eliminated. One typical statistic often cited is the number of accidental deaths due to firearms.
There is a way an unscrupulous campaign operation could tip the electoral system in favor of a particular candidate or issue, and most voters would never know it happened. It's called "ballot harvesting." Never heard of it? You really need to, and this item from one of our favorite muck raking sites, Washington Babylon, gives us the scoop:
Even as the federal tax reform law takes effect, bringing with it lower tax bills for millions of Americans, states have been tinkering with their tax odes as well. In some cases, the results are tax increases, either for individuals or businesses. The Tax Foundation has a run down on some key changes that went into effect on January 1:
As the year winds down, it's worth a look back to discover that, yes, it was a very good year. We're not talking about politics -- your mileage may vary on that topic. But on the matter of advances made to make life better, happier, and healthier, then yes, 2017 was a very good year indeed.