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  1. rdowhower Coolidge

    Never mind. My time is better spent re-reading the elder Podhoretz’s Claremont interview where he puts to shame everything John and his friends ever say here.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 12:55 PM PDT
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  2. Daniel Sterman Inactive

    John complained, and rightly so, that it would be very disturbing to live in a world where Congress asserted the right to examine any citizen’s tax returns. The problem is that we already live in that world: there is a law explicitly giving Congress this authority! It’s 26 U.S. Code § 6103(f)(1).

    The law does require that Congress view the tax return only in closed session, but that’s a very small consolation for what amounts to a severe invasion of privacy.


    (I’m pretty sure this is the right episode in which John brought this up – thanks to Pesach, I accumulated and listened to several episodes in quick succession.)

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    • April 28, 2019, at 11:36 PM PDT
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