A 'sickening spectacle': Elizabeth Drew on the grotesque tax bill's substance and process

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Eric Black I was thrilled yesterday to see that the great Elizabeth Drew has contributed her thoughts on the grotesque tax bill(s) that have just passed through both houses of Congress (in slightly different forms that will presumably soon be merged into one) to overhaul our poor dear nation’s tax code. Feel free to stop reading here and just click this link to get her full TNR piece in The New Republic.I recall Drew’s glory years, covering Washington for the New Yorker and writing books. In her 80s now, she writes less often, frequently for the New York Review of Books. But she brought her A-game to this TNR piece, which focused equally on the substance of the bills and on the process by which they have gotten this far. (There is...

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