Orrin Hatch

U.S. Corporations Are Exploiting a Huge Tax Loophole, but the GOP Doesn't Want to Close It
May 21, 2014

Republicans are futilely holding out for tax reform instead.

The State of the Civil Union
Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor is still in play
April 22, 2013

Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor isn't dead yet.

FreedomWorks Loses the Senate
November 07, 2012

FreedomWorks shot for the Senate this year, and fell far short.

The Mormon Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
October 19, 2012

How the revelation to Joseph Smith led to Bain Capital.

The Senate Gets a Little More Hispanic and a Lot More Conservative
July 31, 2012

The holy crusade that movement conservatives undertook against Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst concluded with Tuesday’s Senate runoff, producing his once-unlikely defeat at the hands of his much-celebrated Tea Party challenger, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz.* What makes the election so interesting is that Dewhurst, who has been denounced from one end of the conservative blogosphere to the other as a “RINO” and as “Dewcrist,” can’t really be accused of any specific ideological heresies.

GOP Extends Tax Break To Rich Dead
July 25, 2012

Rich people who have no problem bequeathing all their vital organs to strangers after death can't seem to abide relinquishing some of their wealth at the same time. Do they love their bank account more than their heart, liver, or kidneys? Apparently so, and the GOP is only too happy to accommodate them. Sens.

GOP Extends Tax Break To Rich Dead
July 25, 2012

Rich people who have no problem bequeathing all their vital organs to strangers after death can't seem to abide relinquishing some of their wealth at the same time. Do they love their bank account more than their heart, liver, or kidneys? Apparently so, and the GOP is only too happy to accommodate them. Sens.

Dick Lugar Futilely Pleads For His Senate Seat
May 11, 2011

There seems to be no dignified end for the Republican Senator facing a right-wing primary challenge. Arlen Specter took the best shot he had to survive: cut a deal to switch parties. It didn't work, and he lost in the Democratic primary. Orrin Hatch is desperately sucking up to a bunch of low-level whackos in Utah. Olympia Snowe is furiously moving right, even blocking her own small business bill. Now Dick Lugar is opposing the DREAM Act, which he co-sponsored in the last Congress, on the grounds that it's now been "politicized." Hatch and Snowe have at least a small chance to survive.

Orrin Hatch Uses Gilligan To Defend Thurston Howell III
May 03, 2011

Orrin Hatch invokes Gilligan's Island to defend the Bush tax cuts: At a Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) argued that Thurston Howell III already has his millions. “Thurston and Lovey don’t care if you raise the income tax,” Mr. Hatch intoned. “The people who would care if income tax rates were jacked up in the name of social and economic equality are the people who are not rich now, but might be in the future.

The Sad End Of Orrin Hatch
March 15, 2011

The long-time Senator facing a primary challenge, a once-rare event that has grown increasingly common, spurs all sorts of reactions. Some rage against the activists. Some slip away from the party quietly.

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