"The war of the United States with Spain was very brief. Its results were many, startling, and of world-wide meaning." -Henry Cabot Lodge
If Lodge had only known. One of the many, startling (but not world-wide meaning) results of the Spanish-American War is that a tax originally enacted to pay it off has morphed into one of the biggest anomalies and entrenched interests in communications. And if the IRS and Treasury Department follow through on their advanced NPRM, the so-called "Spanish-American War tax" will be extended to cover new services such as VoIP. Barring Congressional intervention, comments are due by September 30th. News.com has the full story.