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 Ill present in a moment, its likely that hundreds of thousands of Mitt Romney voters were selected for an audit in 2012.


However, its also likely ...

Read more

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 Ill present in a moment, its likely that hundreds of thousands of Mitt Romney voters were selected for an audit in 2012.

However, its also likely ...

Read more