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Fired IRS Supervisor In DC Contradicts Claim Tea Party Targeting Was Isolated To Cincinnati Office

Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Her assertion contradicts initial claims by the agency that a small group of agents working in an office in Cincinnati …

Why should Apple have access to consumers if it refuses to pay its fair share of taxes?

The chairman of a parliamentary committee investigating Google for tax avoidance calls the firm "devious, calculating, and unethical", yet British …

Antireality: Antivaxxers, global warming denial, and religious oppression.

<i>“Against unreason, the gods themselves contend in vain.” —with apologies to Friedrich Schiller</i><p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an …

Your bank isn’t much safer than the ones that failed in Cyprus

Why are Cyprus’s bank depositors scheduled to take such a big haircut when their banks are wound up?<p>Not just because so many are Russian, but more simply: Their banks didn’t have enough equity to avoid losses when loans went bad. Cypriot regulators, eager to attract foreign money, let banks skate …

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