Today’s Star Tribune article about Minnesota dropping to 23rd in state and local taxation (as a percentage of personal income) struck me as the type of balanced journalism I hope survives in some form.
It presented decreased taxes as neither inherently evil nor good. It provided broader context for all the unsubstantiated claims and counter claims about taxation made by our elected officials. It presented the data and a few varying viewpoints, and then left it for readers to individually ponder and decide on their own.
Entertaining as Hannity or Colbert? Not so much. Clear as the political hacks? Nope. Good fuel for healthy debates? Yep.