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Supreme Court paves way for Internet sales tax.

Excerpt from Joseph Lawler at the Washington Examiner:

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes, reversing a previous high court decision that limited collections to stores with a physical presence.

In a 5-4 decision written by Anthony Kennedy, the court ruled that that physical presence standard is “unsound and incorrect.”
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Jon Decker: Anthony Bourdain had it right on immigration

Policy and Government

At The National Pulse, Jon Decker says Anthony Bourdain had it right on immigration when he said “Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are stealing American jobs, but in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had one American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position or even a job as prep cook.”

The Washington Examiner reports that Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary.
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Arthur Laffer discusses the G-7 summit.

Tech

Entrepreneur.com tells us how much data the world economy produces and consumes.

Philanthropy

The Washington Post reports that the $20B philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is redefining effective philanthropy, “equal parts think tank, foundation, venture capital fund, media baron, arts patron and activist hive. Certainly, it was an original creation — and potentially a powerful one. “I’d like us to be a place where great leaders want to come and try to do difficult things,” Powell Jobs told me recently. “I think we bring a lot more to the table than money. … If you want to just be a check writer, you’d run out of money and not solve anything.”

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