Beware of shady tax preparers

January has passed, and most of us have received our W2s and are thinking about getting our taxes done before the big crunch in  April. But many find negotiating the maze of official forms to be too much, fearing they may miss deductions or other tings. Many will decide to turn to a tax professional.

Are we better off without an assault weapons ban?

An English friend of mine once told me of an American acquaintance who insulted her country, saying it will never be what the U.S. is because it has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. And that attitude is more than common. Try mentioning gun control in this country in a crowded