Editorials

Editorials

Time for a less hacker-friendly Social Security system

Last month’s announcement by Equifax that its consumer-credit database suffered a catastrophic hacking attack meant that nearly half of all Americans had their Social Security numbers and vital financial information exposed to theft. The threat of massive-scale identity theft is very real.

Opinion

Donald Trump is decimating America’s tourist economy

Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and now Northern California – tourist destinations all -- are reeling from a death toll and economic hit brought by hurricanes, floods, and fires. But tourism dollars aren’t going to help them rebuild. Nations are issuing U.S. travel warnings and fanning fears of an America that no longer welcomes foreigners or succors its own citizens.

Editorials

Michael R. Strain: Let’s get some details on the tax reform

The budget impact of the tax reform framework released last month by Republican congressional leaders and the administration of President Donald Trump has been the subject of intense debate. The Tax Policy Center – an influential organization that models the impact of tax policy – found that the proposed changes to the tax code would add $2.4 trillion to the national debt over the first 10 years, increase taxes for some middle-class households and bestow the biggest benefits upon the highest-income households.

Editorials

IRS no-bid contract for Equifax an embarrassment

A new phrase associated with news stories that seem fake is, “Not The Onion.” The Onion is one of the longest-running satirical news websites. However, it was not satire when we learned the Internal Revenue Service awarded a multimillion-dollar no-bid fraud prevention contract to Equifax.

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