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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
The fact that some Republican activists have had their taxes audited is not at all scandalous
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By Pat Cunningham
May 18, 2013 11:19 a.m.



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Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, whose skillful way with words usually exceeds her grasp of the facts, waxed indignant the other day over four cases in which conservative activists were targeted for tax audits.

It’s a scandal, Noonan averred.

Well, piffle!

Nate Silver, one of the best numbers-crunchers extant, rebuts Noonan’s column HERE:

Ms. Noonan is surely correct that many conservative taxpayers were audited. In fact, based on some simple math that I’ll present in a moment, it’s likely that hundreds of thousands of Mitt Romney voters were selected for an audit in 2012.

However, it’s also likely ...

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