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Want to Set Up an Illicit Shell Company? It's Easier Than You'd Think

April 28, 2014
Want to Set Up an Illicit Shell Company? It's Easier Than You'd Think

To the Ukrainian demonstrators who stormed his plush residence in February, former President Viktor Yanukovych's private zoo, vintage car collection, hovercraft, golf course and hand-written receipt for $12 million in cash were stark and obvious indicators of his corruption.

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Shakespeare's Relevance in Today's Society is Changing

April 23, 2014
William Shakespeare's Relevance in Today's Society is Changing

If anniversaries are a good time for taking stock, Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 offers the perfect reason to ask about his plays and poems, and what the future may hold for them.

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We Sacrifice Freedom for Safety, and We Need Not Do So

April 21, 2014
We Sacrifice Freedom for Safety, and We Need Not Do So

Americans cherish their freedom. They enjoy a degree of personal, social and political freedom nearly unrivalled in human history. So it is ironic and even tragic that they willingly forfeit so much of that freedom in pursuit of another value: safety. Safety from what? In a word, crime.

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We are Rolling Back Civil Rights When it Comes to Employment Decisions

April 16, 2014
We are Rolling Back Civil Rights When it Comes to Employment Decisions

Four U.S. presidents and esteemed leaders of the Civil Rights Movement descended on Austin last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This was a proud moment for the state of Texas and our country.

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The Civil Rights Amendment Should Ensure Health Security for Hispanic Americans

April 16, 2014
The Civil Rights Amendment Should Ensure Health Security for Hispanic Americans

Last week's 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act serves as a reminder that politics and history shape the nation's health care delivery system.

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