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Republicans, Please Hear Me Out

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Bohanan

Video of Hillary played on the screen. "You're like her," my grandma said. "She works so hard. And she is so strong. See, even when she's sad, she's strong. She's your example. When you're sad, you can be strong, too. Do you understand me?"

Republican Senate Candidate Continues To Deny Global Warming

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're still trying to understand Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, consider listening to the interview of Glenn that aired on Colorad...

Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

It's Time For You To Sound Off On Illinois Tax Changes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.03.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In separate press conferences in Springfield Monday, Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke of his opposition to a progressive tax in Illinois while Democratic Reps....

Ben Carson Says Donald Trump's Tax Plan Is More Fair Than His Own

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Fox Business moderator Neil Cavuto asked Ben Carson on Tuesday whether God thinks his flat tax proposal is more fair than Donald Trump's plan to tax t...

Ferguson Black Lives Matter, Oath Keepers Fight as One

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Black Lives Matter movement needs to continue nonviolent civil disobedience to evoke the change it seeks to fight for. Tying BLM to a potentially violent movement, however politically convenient this may be over the short-term, would delegitimize BLM.

Rand Paul: Income Inequality Comes From 'Some People Working Harder' Than Others

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

Asked if his flat tax plan would further separate the haves from the have-nots, GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said Sunday that income ...

5 Tax Myths You'll Hear During Republican Presidential Debate

Frank Clemente | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Frank Clemente

We tune into presidential debates for the surprises (who knew Rick Perry couldn't count to three?), but most of what happens is all too predictable. At a GOP debate, you can be sure taxes will be a hot topic. After all, what ailment can't be cured with a tax cut?

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/19/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.19.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from reading the Pope's encyclical to take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: it means that Andrew ...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Plan To 'Blow Up' Tax Code Could Leave Huge Deficit | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to "blow up the tax code," and he's proposing a new, far-reaching flat tax to do it. The only problem is th...

The Flat Tax Is Unfair to Billionaires. (So I Urge All Republicans to Support My New Taxation Proposal.)

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Galanty Miller

Hey, if you really want a fair flat tax, eliminate all income tax. Loopholes and creative accounting and off-shore bank accounts give the wealthy endless opportunities to cheat. Instead, the government should rely entirely on sales tax.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

A Teachable Moment: The Failure Of Colorado's Amendment 66

Aaron Harber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Aaron Harber

In a stunning electoral defeat, Amendment 66 -- representing a much-needed re-writing of the byzantine Colorado Finance Act -- went down in flames despite seeming to have everything on its side.

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Jennifer Bendery

Louie Gohmert The Lone Vote To Keep 'Lunatic' In Federal Code | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Wednesday to strike the word "lunatic" from all federal laws and only one lawmaker voted against the measure: Rep. Lo...

Tax Relief for the 99%

John C. Liu | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York
John C. Liu

Why should a police officer, a teacher, or a firefighter have to pay nearly the same income tax rate as a billionaire like Mayor Bloomberg? A tax that is basically flat makes no sense in New York City.

Howard Fineman

Steve Forbes Stays Neutral In GOP Race | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- If the tax cut lobby were a church (and many of its members see it that way), then its pope would be Steve Forbes, the jovial 64-year-old ...

Let's Just Go to a 100% Flat Tax for All

Bill Gunderson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Bill Gunderson

Maybe we should go to a government that runs leaner and does not requires so much fuel. Maybe we should require government to run like a family or a small business by living within their means. Maybe we should listen to Paul Ryan.

The Flatter Tax

Ed Koch | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

What should the Democrats be offering as one of their top priorities to deal with the enormous inequities in our tax code? I call for the "flatter tax." I believe all income from whatever source should be taxable.

The Madness of Ron Paul

Noah Baron | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Noah Baron

Over the course of the past year I've often heard murmurings of support for Ron Paul during discussions of the 2012 elections, even among my more libe...

Still Mad As Hell

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

It's now been more than 300 days since the Republicans have taken over the U.S. House of Representatives yet they still haven't put forward a jobs plan.

Rick Perry's Harebrained Tax Plan

Robert Pozen | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Robert Pozen

Perry combines the worst of all worlds. He offers a large tax cut to the wealthy while offering little to the poor, he maintains many distortive tax deductions, and he does not actually make the process of tax preparation any simpler.

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Tax Plan Gives Millionaires A $500,000 Tax Break: Study | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under Texas Governor Rick Perry's tax plan, the U.S. government would lose $995 billion in revenue by 2015 while individuals making more...

Michael McAuliff

'Tax The Poor' Becomes Conservative Rallying Cry | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's ongoing economic downturn has sparked an odd response from a growing number of conservative and Republican leaders: a desir...