John Oliver Attempts the Near Impossible: to Make Americans Sympathize With the IRS
Tax season is upon us, and with it the usual grumblings about the Internal Revenue Service. But HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host may make you think twice this year before you curse the IRS.
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