October 17, 2022 2:10 pm

The Press Idolizes Politicians. Instead, It Needs To Hold Them Accountable.

Newspapers deserve a great deal of credit for the expansion of freedom over the past 200 years. But the media have lost credibility.

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October 15, 2022 2:43 pm

Sixth Circuit Rules Government Cannot Seize $300,000 in Home Equity to Pay $22,000 Tax Debt

Doing so qualifies as a taking requiring “just compensation” under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

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October 14, 2022 10:30 am

Maintaining the Student Loan Forgiveness Application Will Cost an Estimated $100 Million

This latest expense is yet more evidence that sweeping student loan forgiveness will end up doing considerable economic harm.

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October 5, 2022 9:01 pm

Here’s Why Biden Is Wrong About the Deficit

His administration has expanded deficits by $400 billion more than expected, even before we count recent spending.

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October 3, 2022 3:00 am

Throwing Money at the IRS Won’t Fix Its Problems

Can the government turn $80 billion into $204 billion? Probably not.

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September 29, 2022 8:45 am

The Government Should Be Pro-Market, Not ‘Pro-Business’

Businesses are all in favor of competition, tax cuts, and deregulation only until they aren’t—meaning only until subsidies might benefit them.

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September 23, 2022 4:36 am

How Red States Can Save The American Republic From Self-Destruction

The federal government now controls our country through the power and intimidation of law: Pay your taxes or go to jail.

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September 22, 2022 11:00 am

L.A. Times Investigates California’s Marijuana Legalization Disaster

An emphasis on corruption and enforcement downplays the very real influence of regulation and taxes on California’s booming black market.

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September 20, 2022 11:11 am

The British Monarchy Is Better for Taxpayers Than You Might Think

What would happen to the U.K. balance sheet if the monarchy were retired?

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September 20, 2022 12:10 am

Biden’s New IRS Agents Should Investigate If This Partisan Teachers Union Is Dodging Its Taxes

The American Federation of Teachers’ tax returns say it spends zero dollars on politics and does not engage in political activities. The IRS ought to investigate.

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September 14, 2022 2:15 pm

California Plows Ahead With Providing Free Money To Mitigate Inflation

The state’s $9.5 billion Better for Families program will provide checks of up to $1,050 to state residents to stem the rising costs of living.

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September 13, 2022 5:00 pm

Theft explodes across the planet

Now, we here at TPOL understand that there is nothing new about theft – even government thieving on a massive scale. It’s been around as long as there were things to steal, and people with no moral compass. And we … Continue reading

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September 13, 2022 12:16 pm

Why Forgiven Student Loan Debt Should Probably Be Taxed as Income

In six states, accepting student loan forgiveness is likely to result in an increased tax bill.

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