Prince accepting an Oscars is my everything

lol, 1976 CBS segment on the young people cruising for dates at Bloomingdale’s.

(Source: cbsnews.com)

I wrote about a poorly written law congress passed today that might neuter the IRS’s ability to regulate Dark Money nonprofits:

"It’s really hard to know if this is clever or just abysmal drafting," says Frances Hill a tax law professor at the University of Miami School of Law.

Marcus Owens, who spent a decade as director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division, is worried, though. “Just taken on its face,” he says, “it would make it very difficult for all forms of tax-exempt organizations [to be stopped] from engaging in explicit political activity, excessive lobbying activity, [and] commercial speech.”

"The provision doesn’t really make much sense as it’s written," says Donald Tobin a tax law professor at Ohio State University’s law school, "so its hard to tell what it means."

Read the rest of it here.

I wrote about a poorly written law congress passed today that might neuter the IRS’s ability to regulate Dark Money nonprofits:

"It’s really hard to know if this is clever or just abysmal drafting," says Frances Hill a tax law professor at the University of Miami School of Law.

Marcus Owens, who spent a decade as director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division, is worried, though. “Just taken on its face,” he says, “it would make it very difficult for all forms of tax-exempt organizations [to be stopped] from engaging in explicit political activity, excessive lobbying activity, [and] commercial speech.”

"The provision doesn’t really make much sense as it’s written," says Donald Tobin a tax law professor at Ohio State University’s law school, "so its hard to tell what it means."

Read the rest of it here.

Alex Trebek raps the classics.

Stop making me feel old Spotify.

Stop making me feel old Spotify.

This Michael Jordan v Michael Jackson video is my everything

Scariest mascot

Scariest mascot

(Source: grantland.com)

John Kerry fist-bumping Snoop Dogg at the White House

John Kerry fist-bumping Snoop Dogg at the White House

(Source: New York Magazine)

“The real reason Democrats were so eager to confirm Obama’s DC Circuit nominees, and Republicans were so desperate to block them, is that the court’s current conservative majority has repeatedly blocked the president’s agenda. Since most of the federal bureaucracy resides in DC, the DC Circuit is tasked with assessing the constitutionality of federal rules and regulations. Conservatives on the court have neutered much of Dodd-Frank, the post-recession financial reform bill that was meant to keep banks in check. The court also overturned Obama’s ability to appoint staff while Congress is out of town and struck down state environmental rules that would have regulated emissions from other states.”
—I explain what happened with filibuster reform today over at Mother Jones.

The real reason Democrats were so eager to confirm Obama’s DC Circuit nominees, and Republicans were so desperate to block them, is that the court’s current conservative majority has repeatedly blocked the president’s agenda. Since most of the federal bureaucracy resides in DC, the DC Circuit is tasked with assessing the constitutionality of federal rules and regulations. Conservatives on the court have neutered much of Dodd-Frank, the post-recession financial reform bill that was meant to keep banks in check. The court also overturned Obama’s ability to appoint staff while Congress is out of town and struck down state environmental rules that would have regulated emissions from other states.”

—I explain what happened with filibuster reform today over at Mother Jones.

Drake and Rob Ford

(Source: jezebel.com)