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September 3, 2013 at 6:34 AM

The IRS puts its bureaucratic stamp on same-sex marriage

Call it the affirmation of normalcy. Epic Supreme Court decisions, citizen referendums and initiatives, and legislative action in state capitols and the U.S. Congress can launch dramatic social change. Other events serve as welcome milestones of ordinariness and acceptance. The U.S. Supreme Court set the course the IRS followed.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) One sure sign  of two individuals…


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May 21, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Auditing the IRS scandal for details

The kerfuffle over the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tea party groups seeking tax exemptions might be more bureaucratic mush than political malice. Former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller(Alex Wong/Getty Images) A lengthy story Sunday in The New York Times by three reporters describes the implosion that occurred when the Cincinnati IRS office was flooded with 60,000…


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