Donald Trump paid $38 million in federal income tax for 2005, the White House confirmed Tuesday in response to The Rachel Maddow Show saying it had his 2005 returns and would release details on the show. But as Scott Shackford noted here last night, "the lack of any sort of smoking gun in the tax filings and the fact that they're apparently labeled 'client copy' are already leading to theories that Trump himself had them leaked."
- The reporter who initially received the returns (from an unknown source), David Cay Johnston, previously covered Donald Trump as Atlantic City, New Jersey, bureau chief for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1988-1991. "Donald's had my home number for years," he said. ""He's called me at home in the past."
Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
- Hoaxers are playing on people's anti-Trump attitudes to promulgate fake documents that generate fake news stories.
- The Equal Rights Amendment is here again.
- People are paying for online content "at an accelerating pace, and on a dependable, recurring schedule, often through subscriptions. And they're paying for everything."
This is ridiculous. .05 is basically zero tolerance. https://t.co/wbEcRLiQJZ
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) March 15, 2017
- Toward evidence-based "awareness."
- Why the alt-right loves Jane Austen.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
"Controlled choice" is supposed to fix inequality in New York public schools. It might make everything worse.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.