One of the pleasures of the Christmas season is watching people go out of their way to help others. Most of the recipients of this help are people who might not have much of a Christmas otherwise.
A mostly humorous, sometimes serious, reflection on life in Madera, California, by the publisher of The Madera Tribune.
As this is being written, it’s already Dec. 21, 2012, in London, England, and a quick check with The Associated Press reveals London has not disappeared or blown itself to smithereens.
One of our readers, a Social Security recipient, reports a scam attempt. Someone calling himself Tim McCrae (240-582-1337 Ext. 135) called her and her husband’s home Tuesday.
The excellent piece reprinted below from The Blue Review, an online publication of Boise State University (thebluereview.org), presents a point of view the rest of us should know about.
As Congress considers doing away with income tax deductions for mortgage interest, it also is considering doing away with the tax deduction for charitable giving. What’s next? No deduction for children?
One of the ideas Congress is debating to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff is to end the income tax deductibility on interest paid on real estate mortgages.
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., of 20 kindergartners and eight adults, including the assailant, who turned a gun on himself and his mother, some people are calling for more gun control.