Category: Tax

The Trade War: Outlook, Not So Good

The Trade War: Outlook, Not So Good

Trade wars, like their nuclear counterparts, are essentially unwinnable. Once one side pulls the trigger the other side is left with no other option but to retaliate and mutually assured devastation ensues.

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New Legislation To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Blue-state SALT Cap

New Legislation To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Blue-state SALT Cap

Following the introduction of new IRS rules that would block state-government workarounds to state and local tax deduction caps enacted as part of last year's GOP tax law, Senate Democrats introduced a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to nullify the recent IRS decision, restore states’ ability to work around the caps, and allow homeowners to again fully retain their SALT deduction.

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Opinions

Could Republicans Come Together on Background Checks With Democrats Supporting Voter ID?

By Chris O'Leary

I'll concede your constitutional point that the 2nd Amendment prohibits us from making law that infringes on the right of “the people” to keep and bear arms. Now you will concede that it is equally constitutionally clear in the 24th Amendment that no government fee can impede a citizen's right to vote.

Why I Switched From Bernie to Yang

By Isiason Brown

This isn't a switch I made lightly. I've been a strong Bernie supporter since 2016 and have been rooting for him until now, in 2019.

Yes, Donald Trump Is Rooting for Break-up of the EU

By Alex Denethorn

Of course Donald Trump is hoping for a dissolution of the European Union, and it's not a secret.

Why Minorities May be Socially Conservative But Vote Democratic

By Dallas Mitchell

The Republican brand of social conservatism is for other people.

Why the Sanders Candidacy is No Longer Viable

By Tony Panaccio

Before the first presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the talk on the street was that Nixon was going to mop the floor with JFK.

July CNN Democratic Presidential Debate Night 2

By Allison Hellman

The second Democratic debate is over, and I have to say that last night was a huge surprise, but also a huge disappointment.

July CNN Democratic Debate Night 1

By Allison Hellman

We’re staying up late again to watch the next round of Democratic debates, and give all the candidates the grades they deserve.

Let’s Talk About The 7th Maryland Congressional District

By Chris O'Leary

Let’s talk about Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, the subject of Trump’s latest weird tweetstorm, and aside from reminding Donald Trump that he actually is the president of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, let’s look at it just from a “facts” standpoint first.

Maybe The Fault Lies With Us, Not Mueller

By Alex Denethorn

You can tell that we're not holding presidents to the same standards as we used to.

The Death Penalty’s Fatal Flaw is Finding a Way to Do It Right

By Tony Panaccio

As the federal government is gearing up to start executing death row inmates, I found myself remembering my first, and incredibly surreal, experience with capital punishment.