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I'm from NY-19 (Mid Hudson Valley). I'm a lawyer so legal issues tend to interest me. That's about it. No, I won't give you free legal advice.

Diaries published: 66 (2075 days since last diary on Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 06:57 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 963 (2027 days since last comment on Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 07:55 PM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 935

Total Comment Ratings: 3476

Most Recommended Diary: NYT: Officials Wary of Electronic Voting Machines, 93 comments, 110 recommends

People Following Mike McL: 11

Mike McL's Most Recent Diaries:

A poll tax, sometimes called a capitation tax, is a tax of a sum certain on individuals. Now I invite you to imagine a world in which you are required to pay a poll tax to insurance companies. ...
by Mike McL
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 06:57 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
I'm a lawyer practicing in New York State. I focused on business and tax law in my law school studies. I found myself disgusted by the decision of the Delaware Chancery Court in ...
by Mike McL
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2008 at 04:10 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Our long-term focus on Middle-Eastern peace is admirable. But we seem to have focused on it to the exclusion of peace in other parts of the world. So for today I'm hoping to focus your attention ...
by Mike McL
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 10:08 PM PST with 0 Recommends
The instant reaction to this economic crisis was to bailout lenders. Why? The answer is because the people who run the Treasury and the Fed have worked for or with lenders for most of their careers.
by Mike McL
Comment Count 44 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 09:57 AM PST with 29 Recommends
The current economic crisis exploded onto the scene within the past year. But there is strong circumstantial evidence that individuals in the government knew or that those lobbying them knew about ...
by Mike McL
Comment Count 32 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2008 at 10:33 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Today, General Motors's CEO Rick Wagoner appeared before Congress and testified that GM's ...
by Mike McL
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 04:12 PM PST with 8 Recommends

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