Thank the financial crisis for today’s partisan politics

A Bernie Sanders supporter and a Donald Trump supporter fight each other in a "Rock 'em Sock 'em" game
The historian Joseph J. Ellis describes the early days of the United States as “a decade-long shouting match” characterized by “shrill, accusatory rhetoric, flamboyant displays of ideological intransigence, intense personal rivalry, and hyperbolic claims of imminent catastrophe.”

The $100 billion tax dodge

Man in suit takes money out of net that resembles US Capitol dome
We often hear about corporate America, but rarely about “pass-through America.” Yet pass-through businesses—sole proprietorships, S corporations, and partnerships—account for 94 percent of US businesses, more than 60 percent of net business income, more than half the private-sector workforce, and 37 percent of the total private-sector payroll, according to the Tax Foundation, a tax policy research organization.