David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt


Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

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When you look back at the impeachment of Bill Clinton, you see that it ultimately hurt the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party.

They treat refundable tax credits as government spending, same as National Income and Product Accounts.

Every tax that falls substantially on the wealthy has plummeted over the past 70 years: - High-end income taxes - Investment taxes - Estate tax - Corporate tax

There is no legal or logical basis to Trump’s claim that the impeachment inquiry is illegitimate. Republicans, Democrats, the media and the public should all respond appropriately.

Stories that raise questions raise questions.

“Soto is the breakout player of these playoffs, and he’s still 15 days from you being able to buy him a beer to celebrate that.” - @joe_sheehan ,

The defeat of Obamacare repeal showed the power of political protest and grass-roots activism. The struggle over impeachment needs that same sort of outside game.

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Watch how radically taxes on the wealthy have fallen over the past 70 years: (Full column: )

Last year, for the first time on record, the 400 wealthiest Americans paid a lower total tax rate than any other income group.

After we published a list of Trump's lies this summer, some of his supporters asked us to compare Trump to other presidents. We've done so and just published the results:

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Wow: Households making $5+ million get an average tax cut of $300k. Households making below $55,000 get a tax hike.

Subscribers of the NYT, WaPo & other publications are paying for the investigations and oversight that the U.S. Congress won't conduct.

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Our president is a liar. The question now is how serious his lies are.

Sons who brag about Russian money. A history of shady Russian deals. Paranoia about scrutiny of his businesses. And a harassment campaign against the government's top experts in Russian crime. There really are a lot of reasons to worry about laundering.

Every one of the last four Republican presidents has increased the deficit. Every one of the last three Democratic presidents has reduced the deficit.

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