The other man in my life

For the past seven years, there's been a second man in my life. His name? Elias P. Demetracopoulos, hereinafter referred to as Elias.  I never met the man, but he figured importantly in our household.  My husband, Jim Barron, is writing a biography about the life and times of Elias, an independent journalist, a fighter for freedom …

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IRS v.Tea Party: a cause for concern

A civic or social welfare organization is not allowed to support political candidates of any stripe.  Partisan activities are a no-no if a non-profit wants to preserve its federal tax exemption. But the law has to be applied evenly. The Internal Revenue Service has apparently targeted the Tea Party and other right-wing groups to make sure that they …

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