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My post on March 3 focused on issues in Ukraine and the Russian takeover of Crimea.

The weekly question accompanying that post offered readers this: “The U.S. and its allies need to take strong measures against Russia until it removes its troops from Crimea — even if that jeopardizes Russia's willingness to help with diplomacy in Syria and Iran.”

Respondents answered “no” almost 2-to-1.

 
 

The annual day of reckoning for U.S. taxpayers arrives tomorrow, April 15.

For most folks, the federal income tax represents just one of many financial hits they take throughout the year. Many pay state income taxes. The city of Bowling Green, Ky., where I live, taxes income I make working within the city limits.

And folks pay property, gas taxes, sales taxes, school district taxes, library district taxes and the list goes on and on. I often wonder if we have become numb to all the taxes. We keep our mouths shut and our checkbooks open and pay.

 
 

The expression “money talks” comes with a full endorsement from the U.S. Supreme Court.

In its latest foray into the issue of federal campaign finance laws, the court marched along on the path it cleared in the Citizens United v. FEC case: limits on campaign donations deny people their First Amendment right of speech (or expression).