The five easy steps to setting up a shell corporation

The leak of 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, dubbed the “Panama Papers,” details hundreds of individuals who used Mossack Fonseca to set up a shell corporation — a fake, nonexistent company ‘based’ in a country with loose tax laws. Through financial intermediaries, along with enough accountants and lawyers, the super-wealthy who […]

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Genetically modified foods safe to eat, provide many benefits for consumers

Genetically modified foods (GMFs), genetically modified organisms (GMOs), “Frankenstein Foods.” With more than a mouthful of names, GMOs are a topic surrounded by a heavy haze of uncertainty for many people. Some people say GMOs are dangerous, while others say they’re safe. And why do we need GMOs? The answers to all of the questions […]

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Head-to-head: International terrorism more serious than domestic threats

According to a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups operating in the U.S. grew 14 percent from 2014, an unprecedented amount. It’s also worth noting that anti-government “patriot” groups — armed militias animated by conspiracy theories — grew by the same amount. With all of the domestic problems […]

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Head-to-head: Drug testing welfare recipients with resonable cause is beneficial, not a waste of state money

South Dakota’s state legislature recently voted against a bill that would require all welfare recipients to pass a drug test in certain situations before receiving public benefits. House Bill 1174, introduced by Rep. Nark Venner, would’ve mandated welfare recipients to pass a drug test based on reasonable cause. While this bill won’t go into effect, […]

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Head-to-head: New high-speed rail system costly, inefficient use of nation’s resources

In the days of his 2008 campaign, current President Barack Obama promised a high-speed rail system for the United States. This promise has gone largely unfilled, as the U.S. lags far behind China and Europe in terms of high-speed rail systems. The Obama administration has spent $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains. […]

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