My Tax Paradise

In which I attempt to set up an offshore corporation.

Less than two hours after I shot my fax off to the Bahamas, I received a message from a woman named Lourdes Segovia in Trident’s Atlanta office. Her company has branches all over the world. It also has a reputation: Over the years, Trident has been accused of laundering money for characters ranging from Nigerian bankers to Brazilian presidents.

The American Prospect

Terror And Hate

An early attempt to parse the difference between two crimes of intent

The definition of terrorism sets the boundaries of America’s new war and determines which countries we attack, whom we investigate and who gets basic legal rights such as due process.

Although that definition is tough to nail down, the direction of the government’s investigations so far suggests that who people are and whom they associate with — not what they actually do — makes them terrorists.

The American Prospect