Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- In , in a little-noticed case, Kawashima v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (6–3) that tax evasion — at least when it involves “fraudulent or deceitful conduct” and results in a loss of $10,000 or more to the government — is a crime that justifies the government deporting you even if you are an otherwise legal resident alien.
- Fox Business looks at a bill passed by the U.S. Senate that would deny or revoke passports from Americans who have tax debts in excess of $50,000.
- Ruth Benn and Ed Hedemann have released a free supplement that brings the information in their guidebook War Tax Resistance up-to-date.
- There’s a fascinating excerpt from Adam Kotsko’s new book Why We Love Sociopaths: A Guide to Late Capitalist Television up at The New Inquiry. He looks at the rise of popular sociopathic protagonists in drama, popular literature, reality television, politics, and so forth, and speculates as to why people are fantasizing about powerful, uncaring people.
- Ed Agro continues his series on war tax resistance at Engaging Peace.