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Con: Obama, Congress should extend Bush tax cuts for all

...in 2000 with a joke: "This is an impressive crowd - the haves and the have-mores," he said. "Some people call you the elites; I call you my base." What made the joke really funny is that it was true. The Republicans, true to their base, are fighting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100410/opi_715710537.shtml
Opinion
Pro: Flat taxes are working around the globe; America needs them

...unfair taxation was a key cause of our revolution. When the population of the colonies felt that high taxes imposed by powerful elites in faraway London were unfair, intrusive and unjust, a revolution followed. Today, Americans can see the federal government...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-06-30/pro-flat-taxes-are-working-around-glo
Opinion
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: CBJ must seize its opportunity

...toward strengthening the economic foundations of Juneau.In sum, the Economic Plan constitutes a clarion call to Juneau's elites to capitalize on this city's outstanding assets and its role as Alaska's capital city. In these circumstances, therefore...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-19/empire-readers-council-editorial-cbj-
Opinion
Iwakuma tosses no-hitter in Mariners' win over Orioles

...Hisashi Iwakuma believed the slicing flyball was going to find its way to the outfield grass and end his dream of joining an elite pitching fraternity one out shy.Then he saw Seattle teammate Austin Jackson sprinting with his glove extended in the air...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-13/iwakuma-tosses-no-hitter-mariners-win
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Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes

...dollars by relying on amateurs who are not paid. In other countries, college sports are small-time club affairs, while elite youth athletes often turn pro as teens.The biggest factor in how it ruled, the board said, was the NLRB's jurisdiction...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/labor-board-blocks-effort-unionize-co
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My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access

...winners - should he stop the project - are the same insiders advising him on appointments and policy: Juneau's "progressive" elites determined to keep the town as isolated and exclusive as possible - in perpetuity. Another big winner would be Sen. Bill Stoltze...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-14/my-turn-eliminating-juneau-access
Opinion
IS affiliate claims responsibility for Saudi police bombing

...the provincial capital of Asir, which lies along the border with war-torn Yemen. The troops killed were members of an elite counter-terrorism force.The attack was stunning in its timing and target, coming just weeks after the Saudi Interior Ministry...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-07/affiliate-claims-responsibility-saudi
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Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour

...also with bristle as the race wore on.Such was his strength, it's no longer a stretch to imagine Froome soon joining the elite group of seven riders who won three Tours or more. The record of five wins - achieved by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-27/chris-froome-wins-2nd-tour
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Feds end decade-long prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

...Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative that began in 2002 and saw the convictions of Olympic track gold medalist Marion Jones, elite sprint cyclist Tammy Thomas and former NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield along with coaches, distributors, a trainer...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-22/feds-end-decade-long-prosecution-barry
Sports
Spieth, amateur Dunne eyeing history at St. Andrews

...Hole at the 17th.A victory would send him to the PGA Championship with a shot at the Grand Slam, and at worse put him in elite company. Ben Hogan in 1953 is the only other player to capture the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in the same year...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-20/spieth-amateur-dunne-eyeing-history-st
Sports

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