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    Inside the Dysfunctional IRS

    As bad as the political persecution of conservatives by the IRS is—and it is really bad—if the IRS were to replace half of its workforce with tea party members, problems would remain. Let me explain how I know this. President Obama’s announcement that Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller would take … More

    Google+ Hangout: Should Federal Workers Get a Raise?

    Government employee unions are using a flawed study of federal pay to lobby for an end to President Obama’s freeze on cost-of-living salary increases. Obama’s decision will be significant: salaries and benefits for civilian workers totaled an alarming $271 billion last year. Heritage’s Jason Richwine and Andrew G. Biggs of … More

    Washington Voters Win in Battle of the Billionaires

    The political math was simple and should have been fool-proof: Proponents of a high-earner income tax in the state of Washington needed only a majority of voters to approve a tax on a tiny minority of their peers. After all, Initiative 1098, which would have imposed a 5 percent tax … More