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Jack Abramoff & Jon Tester’s Magic Money Machine: ‘Fertilizing the DC Swamp’

There are no clean hands in this dirty business. As foul as the stench of Abramoff’s conduct was, the hands of all who participated in his schemes are equally odious; that includes elected officials and their staff, other lobbyists and tribal leaders — all are equally as culpable as Abramoff.  Jack Abramoff is back as […]

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Election Issues on Indian Reservations

How is it possible — from the standpoint of legality and/or (at the very least) fairness — for Indian reservation residents (both tribal members and lessees) to publicly vote on local property tax issues that, because of 100% property tax exemption by statute, they experience virtually no tax liability for payment given successful levy election […]

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Indian Casinos… Too Big To Fail!

Imagine a major Indian casino, the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, reporting that its slot revenues reported to the state in April have “stabilized,” slipping only 1 percent. The same casino reported $1.3 billion (with a “B”) in gross revenue for 2009. However, the economy is still dark, customers have less disposable income to slough into […]