Entries Tagged as 'tax policy'

Gessing, Gisser and the Common Good

September 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert I’m involved in a production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” opening Sept. 5 at the brand-new Vortex on Carlisle NE. Given its authorship, it’s no big surprise the play is funny, but in rehearsal I realized Martin also excels at making audiences feel intelligent. My colleague, Denise Tessier, has […]

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Leading With Opinion

January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, NM Legislature, state government, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Wow! What a departure! It’s possible it’s happened before, but in all my days and (sob!) I’ve had lots of days, I’ve never seen it. Editors at the Albuquerque Journal just ran an opinion column in the slot for the lead news story. They did it twice, in fact, just before the […]

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Resurrecting St. Pete: The Journal’s Domenici Story Decoded

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert A publisher coined the phrase “without fear or favor.” When Adolph Ochs acquired The New York Times in 1896, he promised readers it would be his “earnest aim to … give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect, or interest involved.” Obviously, the Albuquerque Journal takes a different […]

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Expert Choreography

October 12th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The small role I played in the just-closed production of “Pride and Prejudice” at the Adobe required that I dance. Though I neither fell nor harmed my partner, I doubt my movements constituted dancing. Too bad I lacked the dexterity just demonstrated by Albuquerque Journal editors in coverage of the annual Domenici […]

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Just Another Groundhog Day

February 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Remember “Groundhog Day”, where Bill Murray had to relive day after day after day? I sure do. You see, in a post here Monday, I demonstrated how the Albuquerque Journal uses its front page to promote its editorial agenda, despite paying a price for it. And then I read the Monday, Feb. […]

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Was It Something the President Said?

December 21st, 2011 · No Comments · economy, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert “Get over it” is a trendy phrase I’ve never liked. Like its kin, “Life is unfair,” the phrase usually comes from the mouth of somebody who’s comfortable and wants you to stop complaining that you’re not. The speaker’s real message is, “Quit seeking justice.” Me, I’ve yet to get over the Albuquerque […]

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A Collaboration in Service to an Agenda

December 5th, 2011 · No Comments · economy, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The Sunday, Dec. 4 Albuquerque Journal was nothing short of a triumph. It was a tour de force – the editors turned almost the entire newspaper into a weapon of political advocacy. I plan to substantiate that accusation later in the week, but today let’s look at just one story. It takes […]

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Cutting the "Cut": The Difference One Word Makes

December 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · tax policy

By Arthur Alpert There I was, slaving over a lengthy post about how the Albuquerque Journal manipulates its opinion columns to fit its narrative on political economy when a terrible headline grabbed me. I’m sorry. The Journal’s penchant for headlines that distort, obscure, ridicule, confuse or promote its agenda presents such an easy target that […]

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Two Cheers for Journal's Editors

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal published two dangerous articles in two days. That’s noteworthy, so I am taking note of them. “It is time to tax me more.” Those words concluded an Op Ed column (Friday, Oct. 1) by Garrett Gruener, a wealthy venture capitalist. He wrote that low personal tax rates don’t determine […]

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