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  • Taming The Tax Code Beast

    "Colleagues," said the June 27 letter to 98 U.S. senators, "now it is your turn." The letter's authors are Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman and ranking Republican on the tax-writing Finance Committee, respectively. From their combined 71 years on Capitol Hill, they know that their colleagues will tiptoe gingerly, if at all, onto the hazardous terrain of tax reform.
  • An early handicapping of Republican presidential field

    In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. It's sobering to recall that less...

    Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to...

    Government: How badly do Democrats want that payroll tax cut?

    House Republicans indicated last week that if the Obama administration wants to extend the payroll tax cut for another year, it would have to agree to approve or reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal within 60 days. As it turns out, that'...

    Government: The wrong criticisms of the Senate's payroll tax bill

    This post has been updated, as indicated below. After The Times' editorial board blasted the House Republican majority for rejecting the Senate's bipartisan payroll-tax compromise, several readers argued that a) the Senate's two-month extension was bad...