Trick or Treat and the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Just in time for Halloween, the Obama Administration is leaking that there are some scary things going on in its deficit commission. The commission is due to come out in a few weeks with its recommendations for confronting the impending bankruptcy of the United States. Lately, it’s been reported...

The Fate of Tax Reform Depends on the Tea Party

A new day is dawning, and on Capitol Hill, conservatives must make a choice. Will they follow the easy path of politics as usual, or will they practice what they preach and adhere to their core principles? The high-profile controversy over earmarks in appropriations bills is a prime example of this struggle...

TIGTA Report Implies A Lot, Proves Little, About Bias at the IRS

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration's report that is at the center of the current firestorm over potential political bias at the IRS... examined the names of... 296 [501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)] organizations] and found that 98 of them had either "Tea Party", "Patriots...