I thank Matthew for his hat tip, and for his longstanding, indefatigable work to expose ACORN. As for the lien, this is indeed a NEW lien filed by the IRS on Sept. 3, but it does appear that it includes almost entirely old tax debts, so it might be an updating of the previous lien noted by Matthew last year. Please do clck through the links at the Pelican Institute web site to see for yourselves. By the way, Pelican is a great success story. It grew out of an email suggestion that Deroy, a real lover of my hometown of New Orleans, sent around to about ten of us after Katrina, saying that New Orleans really needed such a free-market think tank. Amazingly, the wonderful Kevin Kane, a onetime New Orleans resident who was then living in New York, took the idea and ran with it, absolutely from scratch, and has made a real success of it. Kevin and Pelican are rising stars. Many kudos.