Steven Yoder

politics

On Top of Everything, the GOP Tax Bill Is a Giveaway to Lobbyists

The plan has a host of provisions that will give influence-peddlers plenty of opportunities to cash in.
Steven Yoder
12.11.17
economics

Don't Look Now, but America's Tax System May Collapse Soon

After years of cuts, the IRS is starved for money—which is very bad news for the government.
Steven Yoder
8.23.17
healthcare

The Healthcare Bill Is a Job Killer Too

Republicans want to roll back Medicaid, but that could hurt state economies.
Steven Yoder
6.29.17
taxes

America Almost Made Filing Taxes Easy, Then Lobbyists Showed Up

A 1998 law ordered the IRS to allow people to pay their taxes without filing a return. Why hasn’t it happened?
Steven Yoder
4.13.17
healthcare

How Trumpcare Could Cause a New Crisis in America's Emergency Rooms

If the AHCA becomes law, more uninsured people could crowd the country's ERs and rack up impossible-to-pay medical bills—which would be bad for patients, hospitals, and taxpayers.
Steven Yoder
3.22.17
politics

Where Did the Tea Party Go?

As anti-Trump activists target Republicans, some conservatives are trying to organize counter-protests against "Marxist street thugs."
Steven Yoder
3.3.17
obamacare

Will Small, Focused Protests Stop Republicans from Scrapping Obamacare?

Ordinary people are making sure their members of Congress know how unhappy they are with the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Steven Yoder
1.28.17
News

Why the 'Pokémon Go' Ban on Sex Offenders Makes No Sense

Look at the research on sex offenders' recidivism, and you'll find little evidence of a Poké-predator problem.
Steven Yoder
8.5.16
News

Why Is It So Hard to Write a Decent Revenge Porn Law?

The first federal law against revenge porn could be in the works. Too narrow and victims won't be able to get justice; too broad and the law will nail innocent parties.
Steven Yoder
8.2.16