Where to start?

1. A House of Representative’s staffer is under investigation by the SEC and DOJ for leaking health care policy changes, which was used to trade stocks.  “House Staff Under Scrutiny As Trading Probe Heats Up,” Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014 A1 http://on.wsj.com/1qv8L3N  Information has value.

2. Trademarks have value, but acceptability evolves over time.  “Redskins Lose at Name Game,” Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014 A1 http://on.wsj.com/1lE4OSS  Patent and Trademark Office decided (again) that the Washington Redskins’ name, after 80 years, was no longer “worthy” of trademark protection.  Could that happen to you?

3. What impact will proposed increases in insurance rates have on the 2014 mid-terms elections? “Large Health Plans Set to Raise Rates,”  Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014 A1 http://on.wsj.com/UPtse3

4. Saucus goose apparently not saucus gander.  “Lawmakers Concerned Over Wider Surveillance,” Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014 A4 http://on.wsj.com/1qj6VAY  Apparently, Congress is concerned that the standards applicable to those with security clearances would apply to them.  Talk about a sorry culture of governance.

4. Free speech, even commercial speech, has value some places. “Beijing Puts New Limits On Media, Lawyers,” Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014 A10 http://on.wsj.com/1pmiUxX  You certainly don’t want lawyers to make “aggressive or inappropriate” online comments.

5.  And not one news article in the Front Section on the evanescent IRS emails.

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