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Daschle Withdraws Nomination

Tax Avoidance as the New "Sin"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The modern version of: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" has arrived. It is: "Let he (or she) who has not told his accountant to do whatever they can in order to pay the least taxes cast the first stone."

Danger: Creeping Puritanism

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Tom Daschle's resignation should have been accepted, however, that of Nancy Killefer should have been refused. Responses must be tailored to the "sin." Not all imperfections make a person unfit for office.

Deliberating on Daschle

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Critics of President Obama will use the Daschle incident to claim that Obama is not really about change, and is captive of the same politicians and lobbyists who have always run Washington.

Daschle's Premature Dash

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

The only thing more implausible than believing that a multi-millionaire with national ambitions would willfully try to defraud the IRS of $140,000 is believing that a man like that actually does his own taxes.

Daschle's Situation, and the Small-Dollar Solution

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

Like many decent people, Daschle got caught in a bad system that is so corrupted by money it hardly matters whether the money is from good people with good intentions or bad people with bad intentions.

Tom Daschle Withdraws Nomination For HHS Secretary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Additional reporting by Sam Stein and Rachel Weiner WASHINGTON -- Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Obama's nominee to be health and h...

Cohn: Daschle Won't Kill Universal Health Care

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Can health care reform go ahead, this year, even without Tom Daschle? Yes. Does this episode--and Daschle's absence--make the task of enacting health...

Why Is Daschle Out and Geithner In?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Daschle isn't irreplaceable for health care reformers, but Obama would make a big mistake in appointing a replacement with any lessor convictions on a public heath care option.

The Untold Daschle Story: The Blacklisting of Progressive Economics

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Though Obama won on promises to challenge Wall Street, there has been a calculated effort to stack the administration with the very Wall Street Democrats who created the problems he lamented.

Obama Considers Tax on Cabinet

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

President Obama is mulling a controversial new tax program that would require members of his Cabinet to pay taxes owed under the Federal tax code, the White House confirmed today.