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‘Lost’ E-Mails Should Mean The End Of The IRS

Theo Caldwell
Investor and Broadcaster
U.S. Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Lois Lerner is sworn in to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on alleged targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status from by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington May 22, 2013. Lerner, the IRS official who this month revealed the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups asserted her constitutional right not to answer questions before a congressional committee on Wednesday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXZWJC

There is a double indignity to being on the receiving end of a bad lie. The insult of being served with obvious dishonesty is compounded by the liar's presumption that you are stupid enough to swallow it.

Put Cameras On Police

3:54 PM 04/30/2014

“The first rule of police work,” Sean Connery intoned to Kevin Costner in his Oscar-winning turn in "The Untouchables," is this: “When your shift is over, you go home alive.”

The Great Wall of Canada

11:32 AM 03/11/2014

Unlike the United States, which often makes presidents of its governors, Canada has no tradition of elevating its provincial premiers to the office of prime minister. But, as the Romans used to say, Exceptio regulam probat (“The exception proves the rule”) – and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall might be that exception.

Dave Camp’s tax reform shows why we should abolish the IRS

10:22 AM 03/03/2014

As Congressman Dave Camp’s big line goes, the United States’ tax code is ten times the size of the Bible, but with none of the Good News.

Rand Paul’s righteous NSA lawsuit

3:58 PM 02/21/2014

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is suing  the federal government on behalf of everyone who has a mobile phone. For this, he should be thanked. Paul’s spirited opposition to the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ electronic communications, which his lawsuit seeks to curtail, is consistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which America was founded.

Canada capitulates to FATCA and the IRS

6:18 PM 02/10/2014

As of this past week, the Canada Revenue Agency works for the Internal Revenue Service. The subordination of Canada's tax authority to its American counterpart came in the form of a euphemistically named "Intergovernmental Agreement" pursuant to the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Of course Canada is more business-friendly than the United States

9:18 AM 01/27/2014

A recent report from Bloomberg ranks Canada as the second-best country in which to do business, behind Hong Kong and ahead of the United States. This comes on the heels of a survey by the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation, in which Canada was rated sixth in economic freedom, while the United States came in twelfth.

Why Charles Krauthammer’s defense of the ‘victimless’ NSA is wrong

4:39 PM 01/20/2014

In conservative quarters, telling Charles Krauthammer he’s wrong is like giving the Pope a noogie. As a graduate of Harvard Medical School, a board-certified psychiatrist, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, Krauthammer is rightly revered as the most brilliant participant in modern political debate.

America’s greatest problem is not bridge closures

11:48 AM 01/14/2014

If this is your first week following the news, you could be forgiven for believing America’s biggest problem is that pylons were placed with extreme prejudice on a New Jersey bridge last September.
The closing of the George Washington Bridge by members of Gov. Chris Christie’s staff, apparently as payback for the denial of an endorsement by the local mayor, has reached the level of national scandal for two reasons: Christie is a formidable presidential contender, and he is a Republican.

Edward Snowden defends freedom better than Peter King

10:31 AM 01/06/2014

Congressman Peter King is not just a disgrace to the Republican Party, inasmuch as “safety first” politicians like him are a bipartisan disgrace to America.
As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, King is a reliable and ubiquitous proponent of whatever the federal government wishes to do with your personal information, private communications, or your body, no matter how obscene, in the name of winning the infinitely elastic War on Terror.

Of course NSA mass surveillance is illegal

11:05 AM 12/19/2013

The recent decision of Federal Judge Richard Leon, that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ communication records does violence to the Constitution, demonstrates a rare convergence of elite jurisprudence and common sense.

Youth need social media like their parents needed TV

6:29 PM 11/26/2013

Most anything that is popular, or ubiquitous, is bound to have a dark side. This is the way of the world, manifest in the madness of crowds.

Amidst the Obamacare debacle, the GOP can’t forget civil liberties

10:51 AM 11/20/2013

It was easier for Arthur Fonzarelli to say he was “wrong” than it has been for many to admit that President Obama “lied” when he repeatedly stated his eponymous health care law would allow people to keep their insurance, or their doctors, if they so wished.

Rob Ford is not a victim

10:49 AM 11/12/2013

I voted for Rob Ford. Normally, I embrace the sanctity of the secret ballot and disdain columnists who announce their personal choices as if they were somehow important. But in this case, an exception is in order.

Rob Ford and the wrong kind of attention

12:21 PM 11/06/2013

Sometime during my adolescence in my hometown of Toronto, municipal do-gooders began referring to the place as a "world class city." The Canadian self-consciousness of the appellation was immediately apparent to critics, who pointed out that, say, Paris doesn't bang on about being "world class" because it's, y'know, Paris.

Obamacare is settled law like climate change is settled science

5:59 PM 10/14/2013

“The best way to get a bad law repealed,” Abraham Lincoln advised, “is to enforce it strictly.” Republicans who wish to undo Obamacare may hope for a milder remedy, but Barack Obama’s re-election, along with the imprimatur of the Supreme Court, have given rise to congressional Democrats’ ubiquitous defense of the legislation: It is the settled law of the land.

Anatomy of a family feud

10:03 AM 08/05/2013

Mathematically, the odds are against either New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Kentucky Senator Rand Paul becoming president of the United States. Of all the millions of eligible Americans throughout history, including many thousands of successful politicians, the number of individuals who have achieved the alchemy of talent, timing, and luck to attain that high office is a mere 43 (counting Grover Cleveland twice).

Why the surveillance state must end

11:51 AM 07/29/2013

In this era of tone-deaf leadership, it seems the National Security Agency is the only government outfit that actually listens.

Securing the Canadian border?

2:37 PM 07/16/2013

America’s recent obsession with border security provides politicians with plenty of opportunities to engage in populist rhubarb. Most often, Republican lawmakers clamor for robust policing of the U.S.-Mexico demarcation, as they have done throughout the current immigration debate in Congress.