Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Of The Flynn Plea

JONATHAN TURLEY

images-2Below is my column on the Flynn plea agreement and its potential significance to the Russian investigation.  One development is that President Donald Trump is now denying that he ever told Director James Comey to let Flynn go.  This follows a highly damaging tweet that a Trump lawyer now says was his sloppy mistake. It is another tweet gone awry for the Trump White House.

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Gloria Steinem Declares She Does Not Regret Her Controversial 1998 Column In Support Of Clinton . . . But Would Not Write The Column Today

JONATHAN TURLEY

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Self–Driving Bus Crashes On Its First Day Out!

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Well, I suppose it could have been an accident!

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A driverless shuttle bus has crashed less than two hours after it launched in Las Vegas, after it stopped to avoid a collision and was ‘grazed’ by a delivery truck.

Police say no injuries were reported in the crash between the self-operating vehicle and a semi-truck.

According to Las Vegas officials, the self-driving shuttle did ‘what it was supposed to do’ in efforts to avoid the accident once its sensors detected the oncoming threat – but, while the shuttle stopped, the delivery truck did not

A driverless shuttle bus has crashed less than two hours after it launched in Las Vegas, after it stopped to avoid a collision and was ‘grazed’ by a delivery truck. Police say no injuries were reported crash between the self-operating vehicle and a semi-truck.

Officials had hosted an unveiling ceremony just hours earlier to promote the program.

This morning, the City of Las Vegas Twitter account wrote: ‘”Look Ma, no driver!” We’re launching the nation’s first self-driving shuttle geared for the public in #DTLV at 10am!’

The oval-shaped NAVYA Arma fully electric shuttle can transport up to…

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Miami Doctors Allow Man To Die Because Of “Do Not Resuscitate” Tattoo On Chest

JONATHAN TURLEY

nejmc1713344_f1-800x601Doctors at the Jackson Memorial Hospital faced a novel issue when a 70-year-old man was brought into the emergency room after being found intoxicated and unconscious on the street.  (The man lived at a nursing home and had a history of pulmonary disease).  The doctors were working to assist the man when someone noticed a large chest tattoo reading “DO NOT RESUSCITATE.”  It even had a tattoo signature.  After consulting an “ethics expert,” the hospital treated the tattoo as a viable DNR form and allowed the man to die. In my view, the expert was wrong on the law.

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New Research on the Benefits of Lower Corporate Tax Rates

International Liberty

As part of yesterday’s column about the comparatively tiny – and temporary – tax cut in the Republican tax reform plan, I quoted a leftist columnist for US News & World Report, who argued that there should be a big tax increase (including a big tax hike on middle-income taxpayers) and that such a tax hike would not hurt the economy.

Today, I want to address the latter argument about taxes and economic growth. When this topic arises, I normally cite both public-finance theory and empirical research to make the case that taxes do impact economic performance, and I try to always stress that not all taxes are created equal.

And if the focus is corporate taxation, I usually share my primer on the issue, and then link to research from Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

But maybe it will be more persuasive…

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