About Ray Raphael

Ray Raphael is an American historian and author of sixteen books. He is noted for his work on the American Revolution and the regional history of Northern California. Ray Raphael's most recent books are Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive (Knopf, 2012) and Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right (The New Press, forthcoming in March). His earlier books include Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow with Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. A full booklist and much more can be found on his website, rayraphael.com
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The Income Tax Amendment Turns 100 and It’s Worth Celebrating

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The Income Tax Amendment Turns 100 and It’s Worth Celebrating
Some self-professed patriots have convinced themselves that the Sixteenth Amendment was never properly ratified, and Republicans are launching new assaults on state income taxes. “America's founders rejected the income tax entirely,” they say, and we should follow their lead. These people misread history…
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