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Trump attends Easter service at Palm Beach episcopal church. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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New calls for President Trump to release his tax returns came amid furor over the White House’s decision to no longer share visitor logs. That bars the public from knowing who has access to officials, even as Mr. Trump fills top jobs with former consultants and lobbysts.

[OP-ED]: La madre de todos los ‘blufs’

 04/19/2017 - 08:02
Afortunadamente, no es solo el pánico lo que se expande, también lo hace la resistencia, que cada día crece y se fortalece. Y eso es muy bueno.

Sí, eso es lo que retórica recalentada de Washington sobre Corea del Norte –a la que el país asiático responde en tonos igualmente belicosos – es en realidad: una sucia guerra de palabras. Pero puede estar seguro de que no están a punto de intercambiarse balas, cohetes, la madre de todas las bombas y mucho menos armas atómicas. Lo cual, por supuesto, es muy bueno.

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[OP-ED]: The Mother of All Bluffs

 04/18/2017 - 18:22
Not only panic is spreading, resistance is also growing by leaps and bounds.EFE

Yes, that’s what the heated rhetoric coming from Washington about North Korea –and being responded to in no less bellicose tones by the Asian country – is: a nasty war of words. Rest assured that no bullets, no rockets, no mother of all bombs, not to mention atomic weapons are about to be fired, dropped or exchanged. Which, of course, is great.

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More Transparency Please

 04/17/2017 - 02:08
Trump attends Easter service at Palm Beach episcopal church. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

New calls for President Trump to release his tax returns came amid furor over the White House’s decision to no longer share visitor logs. That bars the public from knowing who has access to officials, even as Mr. Trump fills top jobs with former consultants and lobbysts.

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[OP-ED]: Why tax reform will be a slog

 01/19/2017 - 08:18
Whatever the explanation, the many pass-through taxpayers loom over the impending tax reform debate. Interestingly, the Tax Foundation suggests that the pass-through treatment should remain because it doesn’t discriminate against labor income. It is “difficult to justify why income from pass-through businesses should be subject to lower tax rates than income from wages and salaries,” the report says.

Tax “reform,” starting with taxes on business, seems to be on everyone’s agenda, and it may be a place where the incoming Trump administration and its Democratic critics find common ground. But it’s still going to be a slog, and one reason is so-called “pass-through” businesses whose taxes are levied at personal income tax rates.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Volunteers help make tax time a little less taxing for low-income

 02/20/2010 - 06:00
Volunteers help make tax time a little less taxing for low-income

Me? I'm as nice as the next guy. I'll help people pick up dropped parcels, shovel the elderly neighbor's walk, drop a buck in the donation jar, that sort of thing.

But I'm not that nice: I've never once volunteered in a soup kitchen or spent time hanging out with the grannies in the nursing home -- it takes a very, very special person to give away their time or talent to others. Especially when that talent is highly in demand and can be charged at a premium.

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Esther Cepeda