Walgreens considering moving overseas

Walgreens may move its headquarters overseas to lower its tax burden. Our readers debated the significance of the move for American businesses and tax policy.
If Walgreens does not move overseas, then it is not being fiscally responsible to their stockholders who would save money from the move, said one reader. But taking this action is ridiculous and would only hurt the country; Walgreens should push for a tax code change, not flee to avoid paying higher taxes, said another reader. What is the big deal, asks a third reader. Every person and company should use tax deductions and loopholes to reduce what they pay so that Congress is forced to change the tax code; the move is just prudent tax planning.

What do you think of Walgreen’s possible move? #tellusatoday

The FBI has captured a man accused of sending over 500 letters filled with white powder to President Obama. The FBI said he was a disillusioned middle aged man who felt beaten down and powerless at work. And the guy who sent the letters was kind of a mess too.

Seth Meyers, Punchlines
Hero medical workers fighting fear and virus

There are over 1,200 reported cases of the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa since March. While the world fears the spread of the virus, many doctors disregard their own safety in order to help others, said guest columnist and physician Marc Siegel. A handful of doctors have already contracted or died from the disease, including an American physician. But these doctors are inspiring role models for doctors in training. Medicine is a calling and doctors must be willing to put their lives on the line to stop the spread of disease. Read the column. High-res

Hero medical workers fighting fear and virus

There are over 1,200 reported cases of the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa since March. While the world fears the spread of the virus, many doctors disregard their own safety in order to help others, said guest columnist and physician Marc Siegel. A handful of doctors have already contracted or died from the disease, including an American physician. But these doctors are inspiring role models for doctors in training. Medicine is a calling and doctors must be willing to put their lives on the line to stop the spread of disease. Read the column.

(Sarah Palin Channel) is a safe space where like-minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone whose opinion they already know. A place where we Palin-heads can gather and ask the important questions, among the most popular apparently is ‘What is your cancellation policy?’ Because we Palin fans want to be just like her and quit halfway through our commitment.

Stephen Colbert, Punchlines

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The world turns a blind eye to Christians’ plight

This week, columnist Kirsten Powers reminds the world of the plight of Iraqi Christians since ISIS rose to power. For the first time in 2,000 years, Mosul is devoid of Christians since ISIS told Christians to convert to Islam or die. ISIS has removed all crosses, destroyed the tomb of the prophet Jonah, turned cathedrals into mosques and are seizing Christians’ homes and property. And the world is ignoring it. Read the column.

Photos: Jacquelyn Martin, AP

Wickham weighs in on U.S. - Africa summit

This week, columnist DeWayne Wickham describes the steps the Obama administration has taken to strengthen the relationships between Africa and the United States. Among those steps, leaders from over 40 African nations will arrive in Washington, D.C. this week for the first U.S.—Africa Leadership Summit. The president also recently held a town hall meeting with young African leaders as part of a fellowship program. Read the column.