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#489: She Took on the IRS ... and Won

On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, we feature an interview with Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote. She explains how her organization took on the IRS and won an important victory in court. Plus, American colleges and universities were at one time highly regarded and trusted institutions. Today, they are more often in the news for suppressing free speech and driving up student loan debt. We bring you a commentary from Lindsey Burke, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy. We also share letters to the editor from our readers about Daily Signal reporter Fred Lucas’ recent article, “19 Arrests Later, a Texas Town Is Torn Apart Over Voter Fraud.” Your letter could be featured on our show; write us at letters@dailysignal.com or call 202-608-6205. And finally, a good news story about one man who is making a big impact in his community and across the country in a very simple way. The Daily Signal Podcast is available on the Ricochet Audio Network. You also can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. All of our podcasts can be found at DailySignal.com/podcasts. Help us spread the word about The Daily Signal Podcast. Please give us a 5-star review and share this episode with your family and friends. That will help us make sure we are continuing to grow and reach more listeners. Enjoy the show!

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