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Taxes

News

You Just Paid Your Taxes — Here’s What You Got For Your Money.

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM April 15, 2014
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If you think a mere 1.1 cents of every dollar going to fund science isn’t enough — while a whopping 27 cents of every dollar going to fund our military is ridiculous, I would agree with you.

News

Listen: ‘One-Hundred Percent American’ From Texas Explains What’s Good For The US

by David Badash ● 4:13 PM January 22, 2014
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Texan tries to explain America to a veteran progressive journalist, and the hilarity ensues. Listen.

Actions

Ken Cuccinelli Leaves Office Flailing And Bitter

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:42 AM January 14, 2014
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Ken Cuccinelli, the man who came to office hoping to revive Virginia’s anti-sodomy law, spent his last day in office doggedly trying to screw gays.

News

Atheists Take IRS To Court Over Preferential Treatment Given To Religious Organizations

by David Badash ● 11:27 AM November 26, 2013
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American Atheists and other secular groups are taking the IRS to court over what they say is the preferential treatment the tax-collection agency gives to religious organizations.

Marriage

NOM Tax Returns Released — Reports Show Org With $1 Million Deficit

by David Badash ● 10:45 AM November 19, 2013
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Is NOM bankrupt? Not, of course, morally bankrupt — we know the answer to that question — but financially bankrupt? NOM finally made their 2012 tax returns available. It doesn’t look good.

Civil Rights

Missouri Governor: If ‘Folks Want To Get Married, They Should Be Able To Get Married’

by David Badash ● 9:09 AM November 15, 2013
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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon (no relation to the late former President) announced that for tax purposes, the state of Missouri will now recognize all legally married couples.

Equality Forum

Married Same-Sex Couple Challenges Tax Policy – Files State Income Tax As A Joint Return

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:47 AM September 12, 2013
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“We want the same civil right as everyone else has. I don’t think we want more. We want the same.” – Charles Johnson on why he and husband Kelly Kirby decided to file a joint state tax return.

Families

New IRS Rules Allow All Same-Sex Married Couples To File Jointly

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:20 PM August 29, 2013
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Same-sex couples who were married in a marriage equality state, will now be able to file joint tax returns no matter where they live.

News

Hypocrisy: Low-Tax Groups Should Be Applauding IRS For Doing Exactly What It Was Supposed To Be

by David Badash ● 2:09 PM May 14, 2013
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Low-tax groups like the Tea Party, the GOP, and the RNC should be jumping for joy that the IRS was doing exactly what it was supposed to be doing: ensuring that organizations applying for tax-exempt status actually deserve that status under the law.

Marriage

Surprise! Rand Paul Is Just As Uninformed On Same-Sex Marriage As He Is On Everything Else

by David Badash ● 10:18 AM March 13, 2013
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Rand Paul has solved the issue of same-sex marriage! Just change the tax code!

Chivas Sandage

Marry Me In Texas: Part I — The Likes Of Us

by Chivas Sandage ● 2:56 PM February 23, 2013
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I have a dream of someday marrying the love of all my lives — in Texas. Of course, the hot, humid homeland I’m so loyal to isn’t loyal to me.

Arts

‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:45 AM December 24, 2012
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‘Twas the week before Christmas
And all through The House,
The Speaker went begging,
While the Tea Caucus groused……
The New Civil Rights Movement presents our annual political parody, ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas.

News

Today’s Romney Gaffe: Obama Hasn’t Raised Taxes ‘In His First 4 Years’

by David Badash ● 4:34 PM September 25, 2012
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In Ohio, campaigning alongside Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney said he admits a “new idea” Obama has is to raise taxes, which “he did not do in his first four years.”

News

Romney: My Low Tax Rate ‘Puts People To Work’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 10:26 PM September 23, 2012
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Mitt Romney on “60 Minutes” called his low tax rate of about 14.1% “fair” because it “put[s] people to work.”