Friday, May 10, 2013


There are few cliches on the libertarian right more shopworn than "the power to tax is the power to destroy." Nobody who is not a feverish conspiracy theorist (or perhaps merely took Barack Obama at face value) thought that this extended to the bureaucratic mechanisms of the IRS, which we now know were deployed -- passive voice intentional -- in the service of the president's re-election. The question is, who gave the orders?


*What Would Nixon Do?

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