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Rampell: CPAs, tax lawyers will do fine after ‘simplification’

Hastily drafted GOP tax reforms will keep attorneys busy exploiting the new loopholes created.

 

Saunders: What’s behind Trump’s mistrust of intelligence, media

The former acting head of the CIA says political forays by both have alienated the president.

 

Simoneaux: A few of Larry’s favorite things at Christmas

In no particular order: lights, cards, guests, eggnog and protecting ornaments from the dog’s tail.

 

Parker: When ‘credibly accused’ replaces due process

Giving more weight to accusations may feel justified at some level, but this should give us pause.

Petri: Ending net neutrality means innovation of bad options

With net neutrality’s end, consumers can choose to get worse service unless they pay more. Hooray!

Robinson: Trump was right — Alabama did the right thing

‘The people of Alabama will do the right thing,’ tweeted Trump. Sadly for him, they did just that.

Will: Whirlpool has Washington in a protectionist spin cycle

The appliance maker wants a U.S. trade panel to impose a 50 percent tariff on imported machines.

Schwab: Why is party a factor in consequences for bad boys?

In this arena, Democrats are the ones who’ve found a conscience. Republicans take advantage.

Gerson: To save the GOP, the party will have to lose

The only way to save the Republican Party from Trumpism is to rebuild it on its ruins.

Harrop: Yes, even some Republicans glad Jones won in ‘Bama

But there is no way to massage the results as a win for President Trump. Change is in the air.

Ignatius: With law and facts against him, Trump pounds table

Even as Mueller’s investigation continues, the trail of evidence points to Trump campaign collusion.

Tax reform needs the public’s input on spending priorities

The GOP tax plan is a good idea, but the next step should give us a voice on how taxes are spent.

Ignatius: Mad dash to pass a tax bill will have consequences

Law professors warned last week the reforms will produce “tax games, roadblocks and glitches.”

Will: Moore’s loss hasn’t lifted stain of Trump’s endorsement

After his support of the grotesque, Trump should be shunned by all but his diehard supporters.

Parker: Is Trump prepared for the fury his tweet released?

Amid heightened attention over sexual harassment, Trump just had to insult a senator — a woman.

Rampell: Trump economic model more fan fiction than finance

Pick a number, any number, because that’s how a White House ‘report’ determined growth from tax cuts.

Harrop: Give president credit for good economy; thanks, Obama

The economy’s gains during Trump’s first year have benefited mostly from the inertia of Obama’s terms.

Robinson: Black reporter of civil rights era an inspiration

If Simeon Booker could brave lynch mobs, today’s reporters can withstand Trump’s tweets.

Saunders: Nothing sacred in a year-old designation of monument

Why shouldn’t Trump be able to undo what Obama created just a year ago by executive order?

Burke: If you’ve been away for a bit, here’s what you missed

If you have been paying attention, check below to make sure you’re not missing a reason for anxiety.