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  • The scary new world of tax fraud

    Tax fraud has grown to include a variety of ways for crooks to use the identities of innocent taxpayers to steal money. And it's happening just as the IRS is trying to make itself more accessible online, which could prove disastrous for taxpayers and the agency alike. 

  • Ferguson city finances: not the new normal

    A recent DOJ investigation into the city of Feguson and its police department highlighted a 'focus on revenue rather than … public safety needs.' Even among smaller American cities still recovering from the recession, such a focus is far from normal. 

  • One solution to California's drought: tax water

    California desperately needs its residents and businesses to use less water. So rather than trying to curb water use through a complex maze of regulation, why not just raise the price though a new state-wide tax on all users?

  • Do Rubio and Lee have a secret plan to help poor families?

    A key change in the tax plan proposed by Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee would be very advantageous for low-income households compared with the original Lee plan and, to a lesser extent, current law.

  • Medicare 'doc fix' doesn't fix much

    The Medicare bill passed by Congress Thursday  is an amalgam of temporary solutions to a host of health policy issues, special interest subsidies, and a promise of better health care for seniors. It may improve the way Medicare reimburses docs for the services they provide, but it won’t fix the problem.

May 21, 2015

Photos of the day 05/20

A displaced Iraqi Sunni woman, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, carries her child in a plastic basket on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday. Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for the Bag...

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