Kent Covington
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Under Obama's new tax plan, everyone pays more

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/20/15, 03:04 pm

In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is expected to call for tax increases to pay for benefits for the poor and middle class, as well as other new spending. Chris Edwards is the director of tax-policy studies at the Cato Institute. I talked with him about what Americans can expect from the president’s tax proposal.

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Romney political machine warms up for possible 2016 run

Campaign 2016
by Joseph Slife & Kent Covington
Posted 1/14/15, 03:52 pm

The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible candidates for president in 2016 in its White House Wednesday series. Now they take a look at who’s ahead and who’s making moves as the big campaign gets closer.

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What if France had the Second Amendment?

Gun Rights
by Kent Covington
Posted 1/13/15, 03:30 pm

Last week’s deadly shooting in Paris at the office of the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo is sparking renewed debate about gun control. France has strict gun control laws, prompting The Washington Post, in an article about the killings, to ask this question: Why didn’t France’s gun laws save the Charlie Hebdo victims?

Gun rights advocates say that’s the wrong question. Instead, they ask, could the armed terrorists have been stopped if French gun laws didn’t make it so difficult for citizens to defend themselves?

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