Now that it’s too late to do anything about them, the House of Representatives is getting Donald Trump’s tax returns


Donald Trump


Fig. 1. Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, undated image credited to [bad link], CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Robert Barnes, “Supreme Court denies Trump bid to withhold tax returns from Congress,” Washington Post, November 22, 2022,


Fig. 1. “Elon Musk shared a video of his entrance on his Twitter account.” Photograph attributed to Elon Musk, October 26, 2022, via the New York Post,[1] fair use.

Faiz Siddiqui and Jeremy B. Merrill, “Musk issues ultimatum to staff: Commit to ‘hardcore’ Twitter or take severance,” Washington Post, November 16, 2022,

Joseph Menn, Nitasha Tiku, and Faiz Siddiqui, “Hundreds said to have opted to leave Twitter over Musk ultimatum,” Washington Post, November 17, 2022,

Johana Bhuiyan, “Elon Musk summons Twitter engineers amid mass resignations and puts up poll on Trump ban,” Guardian, November 18, 2022,

James Clayton and Peter Hoskins, “Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week,” British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2022,

Annie Gaus, “Twitter Teeters as Offices Shut Down, Employees Flee,” San Francisco Standard, November 18, 2022,

Elon Musk, “How do you make a small fortune in social media? . . .” Twitter, November 18, 2022,

Sky News, “World Cup risks knocking out Twitter after staff exodus, industry expert warns,” November 18, 2022,

Faiz Siddiqui, Drew Harwell and Isaac Arnsdorf , “Elon Musk restores Trump’s Twitter account,” Washington Post, November 19, 2022,

Ron Kampeas, “Welcome to the new Twitter: Kanye West returns with ‘shalom’ and Elon Musk trolls the ADL,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, November 20, 2022,

Liz Moyer, “Elon Musk Reinstates Trump on Twitter. Trump Shrugs,” Barron’s, November 20, 2022,

Kelly Rissman, “Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Has Been Reactivated But Will He Return?” Vanity Fair, November 20, 2022,

Vlad Savov, “Musk Welcomes Ye Back to Twitter After Inviting Trump’s Return,” Bloomberg, November 20, 2022,

Duty To Warn, “Elon Musk tweeted this meme. . . .” Twitter, November 21, 2022,

Naomi Nix and Jeremy B. Merrill, “Advertisers are dropping Twitter. Musk can’t afford to lose any more,” Washington Post, November 22, 2022,

Student loans

Fig. 1. Unattributed and undated image via James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal,[2] fair use.

[Student loan] [p]ayments were set to resume Jan. 1, but they now will resume 60 days after litigation over the loan-forgiveness program is resolved or the program is implemented. While many people would have the entirety of their remaining loan balances erased through the debt-relief program, those who didn’t would be required to resume payments once the payment pause was lifted.

If the litigation hasn’t been resolved by June 30, payments will resume 60 days after that date, according to the Education Department.[3]

Gabriel T. Rubin, “Student-Loan Holders See New Path for Wiping Out Debt Through Bankruptcy,” Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2022,

Andrew Restuccia, “Biden Administration Extends Pause on Federal Student Loan Payments,” Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2022,


Fig. 1. “Destroyed Russian military vehicles located on the main street Khreshchatyk are seen as part of the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine in Kyiv, August 24.” Photograph by Gleb Garanich for Reuters, August 24, 2022,[4] fair use.

How fraught would negotiations between Ukraine and Russia be? Let Julia Ioffe count the ways. But then, too, Joe Biden isn’t keen to run for re-election with this war still raging with its knock-on effects, including inflation.[5] Ioffe usually has a tighter knit story to tell. This isn’t one of those. It’s ugly, it’s a mess, and it’s very much a necessary and worthwhile read.

Julia Ioffe, “Biden’s Price of Peace,” Puck News, November 22, 2022,

  1. [1]Thomas Barrabi, “Elon Musk barges into Twitter HQ as deal nears: ‘Let that sink in,’” New York Post, October 26, 2022,
  2. [2]Richard K. Vedder, “Eliminate or Radically Restructure Federal Student Loans,” James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, September 16, 2020,
  3. [3]Andrew Restuccia, “Biden Administration Extends Pause on Federal Student Loan Payments,” Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2022,
  4. [4]Reuters, “Ukraine puts destroyed Russian tanks on display in Kyiv,” August 25, 2022,
  5. [5]Julia Ioffe, “Biden’s Price of Peace,” Puck News, November 22, 2022,

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