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ProPublica/IRS Leak: There's No Underlying "There" There

In our Liberty Update this week, we highlight the latest illegal leak of thousands of supposedly confidential Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxpayer returns spanning over 15 years, confirming that the partisan and power-hungry IRS simply cannot be trusted to safeguard our sensitive records, let alone to begin collecting sensitive private information from nonprofit organizations on donors who contribute to them in violation of the First Amendment.

Getting to the substance of the ProPublica/IRS leaked documents themselves, former Senator Phil Gramm and U.S. Policy Metrics partner Mike Solon explain in The Wall Street Journal how there's nothing scandalous in the least in what they reveal:

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June 18, 2021 • 04:40 PM

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CFIF to Congress: Don’t Mimic California’s Failures in Addressing Surprise Medical Billing Problem
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Surprise medical billing – which occurs when patients suddenly receive unexpected bills from medical providers not covered by their insurance – remains an important issue demanding a Congressional…
   
 
 
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Sabre/Farelogix Merger: DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Needlessly Threatens U.S. Prosperity and Innovation
On Monday, January 27, trial will commence in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) misguided antitrust lawsuit seeking to prohibit…
 
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North Korean Cyber Warfare: Focused On Money, Not Missiles
Every time North Korea conducts a missile test, it understandably makes headlines around the world. While ICBMs capable of carrying nuclear payloads…
Media Issues
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott gave a competent Republican response to Joe Biden's mendacious speech to Congress this week. Considering the failed history of the opposition responses, being competent is no easy accomplishment. And boy, the contrived…
Foreign Policy
President Joe Biden heads to Europe Wednesday to meet with European leaders. He says the goal is to work together to "deliver real results" on critical issues, like climate change and cybersecurity. Biden is ducking the most important issue – the…
Legal Reform / Tort Reform
As America struggles to regain its footing, employers large and small face a potentially harrowing dilemma.  On the one hand, they cannot remain dormant indefinitely, and must reopen for business as soon as feasible and allow increasingly desperate…
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There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind during the pandemic, quarantine, self-induced recession and rioting of 2020. Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism or other isms. For some, it illustrated…
Education
It's hard to know what's worse – brainwashing kids or lying about it. Parents worried their kids are being indoctrinated with critical race theory can't get straight answers. Local school boards and principals lie to them, claiming children…
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Throughout its history, the United States has led the world in protecting intellectual property (IP) rights.  On that foundation, we’ve also led the world in artistic, commercial and scientific innovation, particularly with lifesaving medicines…
Immigration
The more we learn about the true dimensions of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the worse it is. Now, a new report says that in the last few months, U.S. authorities have encountered illegal border crossers not just from Mexico, or the Northern Triangle…
Technology & Telecom
In a letter submitted today to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” of “Commission”), a broad coalition of national organizations and individual policy experts from across the ideological spectrum noted widespread concerns…
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"Last month, we warned Republicans about the pitfalls of indulging President Biden's infrastructure fantasies. The bipartisan framework announced Thursday isn't causing us to change our mind.There is much to dislike about the so-called compromise proposal (even putting aside the minor detail that the nation's infrastructure is not, in fact, in dire need of repair). The deal negotiated by a group of…[more]
 
 
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