The road to the presidency is looooong.

Democracy in America takes a long time to blossom. We still have a couple of months till the first primary, and there are 14 candidates still running for president on the Republican side along with five in the Democratic primary. And last night, on Oct. 28, 2015, the Republican Party held its third big debate out of 12 total debates in sunny Boulder, Colorado.

If you missed it, I thought maybe you could use an overview of the most interesting moments.

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Dear reader,

I'm going to assume that you and I are both taxpayers. Presumably, we both care about the public good.

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John Oliver explains why the IRS is like your anus.

It's a gross analogy that actually makes a ton of sense.

John Oliver is right — it's easy to blame the IRS for the frustrations of tax season.

  1. The tax code is so endlessly complex, paying your taxes is about as simple as solving a vector calculus problem in your head during an Iron Maiden concert.
  2. When you're inevitably confused, trying to get a hold of a human being on the phone or in person to, you know, actually explain how to do things the right way to you is next to impossible.
  3. And perhaps the bottom line ... no one likes having less money.

But the things that are probably stressing you out are actually not their fault.

Like any government agency, the IRS doesn't make its own rules; it's just enforcing the tax law the way Congress wrote it. And the fact that we link the IRS and the tax code in our minds probably has more to do with the legacy of partisan political battles of the '90s than anything else.

And, if you hate the long lines and hold times, you should want the IRS to have more funding, not less.

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14 Years Ago, He Wrote 'Because I Got High.' He Just Rewrote It In The Best Way Possible.

The original version was a cautionary tale. This time around? It's all good.

Same catchy song, new *revolutionary* lyrics that show the ~*~*~ Positive Side of Pot~*~*~

POSITIVE SIDE 1: It helps alleviate serious diseases like glaucoma.

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