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Gerson: Arrogant IRS shows no respect for democracy

The scandal-ridden IRS has undermined our trust in the American way.

June 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizonans owed millions in IRS refunds

Arizonans are owed more than $17.5 million in federal income-tax refunds for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service says.

March 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Prepare and file your taxes for free

If your annual gross income is $58,000 or less, you can use Free File, the IRS' online tax preparation and e-filing program, starting tomorrow at IRS.gov/freefile.

January 16, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Republicans' nutty ideas are downright scary

It's not your imagination. The Republican Party really does seem to have taken leave of its senses.

August 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Time is ripe for radical simplification of the tax code

The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today it's agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil - GOP resistance having now escalated to nihilism and indeed sabotage.

July 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Partisans, bullies infest the regulatory state

As soon as the Constitution permitted him to run for Congress, Al Salvi did. In 1986, just 26 and fresh from the University of Illinois law school, he sank $1,000 of his own money, which was most of his money, into his campaign to unseat an incumbent Democratic congressman. Salvi studied for…

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Letters to the editor

Teachers are heroes who serve and protect

June 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

If you're going to defend the 1st Amendment, defend all of it

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

May 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mr. President, the IRS has put a fly in my soup

"Horrible customer service." That's what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency's only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment.

May 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

More Obama aides knew of IRS audit; Obama not told

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Obama’s spokesman disclosed Monday, expanding the circle of top officials who kn…

May 20, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Obama agenda is ensuring loss of trust in government

Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness, and the corruption of our civic culture by the professionally pious, this past week has been amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbeha…

May 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama deserves some blame for IRS debacle

Of course the president deserves some of the blame. Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And his outrage now - however convenient - is a…

May 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Damning Benghazi facts need no GOP hype

WASHINGTON

May 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
KMOV's Conners off the air until further notice after IRS flap

KMOV's Conners off the air until further notice after IRS flap

Station looking into Conners' Facebook post claiming IRS "pressure" followed interview of Obama.

May 16, 2013 10:10 pm Related Loading…

Watergate's lessons are as fresh today as 40 years ago

'He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to ... cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House projects hubris, lacks candor

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Chicago Tribune:

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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