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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Earlier this week, Matthew Gardner of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reported that Amazon, which recorded $5.6 billion in profits in 2017, paid zero in federal taxes, thanks to "various tax credits and tax breaks for executive stock options." That's remarkable in isolation, but especially remarkable when you consider that Donald Trump's corporate tax bill hadn't even gone into effect; Amazon projects it will get an additional $789 million in benefits from the passage of that bill. And it's even more remarkable given that Amazon was already paying a much lower rate than other companies. The tax bill may have cut the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent, but Amazon had paid only an 11 percent rate over the previous five years, meaning that "the company was able to shelter more than two-thirds of its profits from tax during that five-year period," Gardner wrote. read more

Friday, March 09, 2018

The U.S. trade deficit increased to a more than nine-year high in January, with the shortfall with China widening sharply, suggesting that President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policies aimed at eradicating the deficit will likely fail. The trade gap continues to widen a year into the Trump presidency. Trump, who claims that the United States is being taken advantage of by its trading partners, has imposed tariffs on imports of some goods and threatened punitive measures on others to shield domestic industries from competition. The protectionist measures have sparked fears of a trade war. read more

Friday, March 02, 2018

Percentage of people born 1981 to 1996 who approve of President Trump's job performance, compared to 65 percent who disapprove. The younger a generation is the more it disapproves of Trump's performance. read more

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a far-right armed militia group called the Oath Keepers is urging its members to station themselves outside of schools to provide protection, HuffPost has learned. The Oath Keepers, a group of thousands of former and current police officers, first responders and military service people, is "one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the U.S. today," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Oath Keepers website says the group's goal is to defend the Constitution at all costs, and that members pledge not to "obey orders to disarm the American people." In Indiana, at least one member of the group, Mark Cowan, stationed himself outside of a Fort Wayne high school last week. He wielded a handgun and AR-15 while keeping watch near the premises, per local outlet WPTA-21. read more

Friday, February 23, 2018

The police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing to enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people. ... The sheriff said video shows Peterson was outside the building for "upwards of four minutes" while students were gunned down inside. "What I saw was a deputy arrive ... take up a position and he never went in," the sheriff said at a news conference. An AP story reports that the shooting lasted for only three minutes. read more


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