IRS Gets Spanked

Stephen Dinan in Washington Times A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it...

Barack’s banana republic

One feature of petty tyrants is using the brute force of police powers to intimidate political opponents. We saw this with the IRS and Tea Party groups and the Wisconsin John Doe raids. The WSJ puts the two together. Wisconsin’s campaign to investigate conservative...

IRS Finds 6,400 New Lois Lerner Emails

Patrick Howley at The Daily Caller The Internal Revenue Service found 6,400 more Lois Lerner emails — but they’re not handing them over in court. The IRS’ latest excuses are nothing short of infuriating. Department of Justice lawyers Geoffrey J. Klimas and Stephanie...

The stench of corruption

Hey Eric Holder, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. Patrick Howley at the Daily Caller explains how Team Eric bollixed up the IRS investigation. The Department of Justice blocked an attempt to force the Internal Revenue Service to search for...

IRS: insulated from reality

The IRS rehired hundreds of former staffers with conduct issues, even bringing ex-employees with tax issues back into the fold, a new federal audit has found. Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration said that the IRS generally followed the federal...

The Emerging Junta

Kevin Williamson I will confess to a little despair over the relatively mild reception that has greeted the evidence, now conclusive and irrefutable, that the Internal Revenue Service, under the direction of senior leaders affiliated with the Democratic party, was...