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Goodman: Tax bill passes on darkest day

A country’s annual budget is often described as a moral document, defining the nation’s values. Its tax system codifies its fairness. Who pays into the system, and who reaps the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan

The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal.


Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation

House Speaker Paul Ryan says bump stocks – devices that can effectively turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons – should be addressed through a regulatory change.


Eugene Robinson: Chuck and Nancy, beware of new ‘friend’

One thing that should be blindingly obvious by now is that political loyalty, for the president, is a one-way street.


Albert R. Hunt: Trump could make headway on drug prices

There are arguments over the merits and effects, but the politics are clear cut. In a Kaiser Foundation poll last autumn, the public, by 82 percent to 17 percent, favored …


Ryan: Trump made ‘textbook definition of a racist comment’

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Donald Trump’s comments about a U.S.-born judge of Mexican heritage are the “textbook definition of a racist comment.” The presumptive GOP presidential nominee …