DeHavilland v. the Communists

  • 25 July 2017
  • NormanL
DeHavilland v. the Communists

Some may have missed it, but screen legend Olivia de Havilland celebrated her 101st birthday on July 1st. While we can recall the two-time Oscar winner's roles alongside Errol Flynn, or her turn in "Gone With The Wind," many are unaware of the seminal role she played in helping prevent a communist takeover of Hollywood in the years after World War II.

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The sales tax holiday scam

  • 17 July 2017
  • NormanL
The sales tax holiday scam

Many states have jumped on the sales tax holiday bandwagon. For a few days each year, selected items, be they for school supplies, disaster preparedness, or a host of other products and services, states suspend sales tax collections to boost sales, and issue press releases touting their generosity. 

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