January 1, 2018

Politico Predicts ‘Dire’ Results From Tiny Alcohol Tax Cuts, But Little Boost From $1.5 Trillion Tax Bill

At Politico, consistency has never been a strong point. Somehow, the just-signed tax law supposedly won’t have that much of an effect on Americans’ economic behavior, but there’s no doubt that the bill’s tiny cuts in taxes on alcoholic beverages will bring about disastrous results.

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Montana Editor Calls Out and Corrects AP and Reporter Darlene Superville

On Saturday, Frank Miele, the managing editor of the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Montana, recounted what he called an “unexpected chance to put my finger in the dike holding back the flood of fake news caused by those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Miele acted on an “unfounded” story about one of President Donald Trump’s tweets by the Associated Press’s Darlene Superville, who “either misunderstood Trump’s tweet” about FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe or “intentionally lied about it.”

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (010118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 12:00 pm

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Happy New Year to All!

Filed under: General — Tom @ 12:01 am

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