More on that “Free” Community College Idea

President Obama, likely influenced by his personal experience with college loan debt, is taken with the idea of offering Americans two years of free community college. The real issue, of course, is that one person’s “free” is another person’s suddenly exorbitant tax bill. So the question becomes, what do we owe one another, and do … Continue reading

Daring Parents to Break the Law

The Nanny Tax There are certain laws everybody breaks. Everybody jaywalks, nobody respects the speed limit, and nobody pays taxes for the children’s nanny. But would more parents follow nanny-related laws if the system were more straightforward? As a new mother, I wonder. I had spent several years as a full-time speechwriter. Last spring, I … Continue reading