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Out of 79 million individual tax returns prepared by professionals in 2011, more than half were completed by unregulated tax preparers, according to Internal Revenue Service records.

The IRS and Medicare have announced they don't care if a married couple lives in a state that recognizes that marriage. If the marriage is real, it's good enough for them.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 29, 2013
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Even Cruz's flat tax will need someone, somewhere, to enforce it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 3, 2013
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The problem isn't that the IRS asked tea party groups to prove they weren't overly politics. It's that they targeted tea party groups for that scrutiny.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 29, 2013
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Unfortunately, for those who would like to see these policy problems being the IRS and DoJ scandals solved, the wrong party is angry about them and the wrong party is complacent.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 24, 2013
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It's hard to fire civil servants. But that doesn't mean it can't, or shouldn't, be done.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 22, 2013
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Even if tea party groups' nonprofit status applications had been denied, there's no way they would have paid real taxes. They just would have had to disclose donors.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 21, 2013
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If you've been watching the polls, you might think President Obama was having a good week.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 20, 2013
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We haven't heard much from the actual agents in the Cincinnati I.R.S. office. But Lisa Rein and Dan Zak got some of them to talk.

  • Wonkborg
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  • May 17, 2013
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Absent further revelations, the possible scandals that reach high enough don't seem to include any real wrongdoing, whereas the ones that include real wrongdoing don't reach high enough.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 16, 2013
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Here's what the Tea Party and a 1970s radical feminist collective have in common.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 15, 2013
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We've read the Inspector General's report on the I.R.S. mess. Here's what we've learned.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 14, 2013
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"How many 'game changers' did we see during the 2012 campaign, not one of which turned out to be an actual game changer?"

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 14, 2013
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An in-depth look at how the IRS was treating conservative and Tea Party groups — and a look at what it's supposed to do.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 14, 2013
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The IRS apologized for being too aggressive in prosecuting 501(c)(4)s. What the heck is a 501(c)(4)?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 14, 2013
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Political scientist Brendan Nyhan has researched the conditions in which scandals are most likely to take hold. The news is bad for the White House.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 13, 2013
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The IRS's Cincinnati branch made some terrible and damaging errors. But they were dealing with a real problem.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • May 13, 2013
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The problem wasn't that the IRS was skeptical of these tea party groups. It's that it hasn't been skeptical of Organizing for America and Crossroads GPS.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 10, 2013
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How tax preparers and conservatives fight to keep the IRS from making it easier to do your taxes.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 15, 2013
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Let us not lose the capacity to be amazed.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 17, 2012
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