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  1. Apr 2017
    1. many companies pay a lower rate by using deductions in the tax code

      Can we get a figure for an average effective corporate tax rate?

    2. Wednesday, just ahead of the administration’s symbolic first 100 days in office.

      How accurately does this lead sentence capture the gist of the article?

    3. acing to convey a sense of momentum

      Reporters: who are they?

    4. “one of the biggest tax cuts in American history”

      This quotation is from...

    5. White House announces sweeping proposal to cut taxes, a plan likely to raise deficit

      How accurately does this headline represent the facts of the story?

    6. Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

      Is this the same as the Tax Policy Center a few paragraphs up? Seems to be: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/. Actually called the "Tax Policy Center" with subheading "Urban Institute & Brookings Institution."

    7. “an unprincipled tax plan that will result in cuts for the 1%, conflicts for the president, crippling debt for America and crumbs for the working people.”

      Is this just Wyden, or is this party line? How many Democrats would echo this statement?

    8. Democrats who oppose heavy tax breaks for high earners and corporate interests, Republicans who worry about the deficit, and lobbying interests concerned with the potential loss of favored deductions.

      Do this statement and the quotes that follow accurately and comprehensively represent the range of responses?

    9. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center

      How nonpartisan is the Tax Policy Center?

    10. Republican leaders

      Which Republican leaders? Ryan?

    11. Democrats and some outside groups also complained

      This is stated so generally... which Democrats? Which outside groups?

    12. In an attempt to simplify, the plan would eliminate most deductions used by higher earners, but would preserve those for charitable giving and home loans, among the costliest and most popular. It would also double the standard deduction, meaning married couples would not pay taxes on their first $24,000 in income

      There has been a long list of items eliminated or preserved. To what extent does it just reproduce the outline? What has been left out of this representation?

    13. income requirements pegged to new tax brackets, any explanation of a new tax break for childcare expenses, or any analysis of how much it would increase the national debt

      How did they choose what was missing?

    14. Jim Puzzanghera has won journalism awards, worked at several well-known newspapers, and specializes in business: http://www.latimes.com/la-bio-jim-puzzanghera-staff.html. Noah Bierman worked at the Globe & other nationally recognized papers, and specializes in congress & DC.

  2. Jan 2017
    1. The conclusion Mr Sinek came to in the video

      Do you think the journalist followed up with Sinek, or just watched the video & took notes? If the latter, would that actually qualify as a source?

    2. Belinda Cleary For Daily Mail Australia

      Who is this author? Does she have an area of expertise that's related to this story? How would you find out? What is this source and what are its biases? How would you find out?

    3. Leadership consultant Simon Sinek

      Who is Simon Sinek? What is the basis of his authority? What is a "leadership consultant"?

    4. 'Some of them got into honours classes, not because they deserved it, but because their parents complained,' Mr Sinek said.

      How does he know this? Is it supported by evidence? What kind of evidence?

    5. He explained millennials grew up in an environment where 'every child wins a prize' only to find the 'real world' after school is much different.

      Do the first several sentences cover all the basic facts of the story: Who, what, when, where, why, how. How are the first several sentences attempting to manipulate the reader?

    6. 'broke the internet'

      How many page views qualifies for "broke the internet"? How many pageviews does that video have? How can you find out?

    7. dopamine is released from the brain when people interact with each other on online platforms

      Is this true? Can it be confirmed elsewhere? How would you find out?

    8. stock image

      Images are full of information. What does this image say about millennials? How does it qualify as evidence?

    9. he researched millennials

      What kind of research? Has he published the research? Is his data available? Has his research been confirmed by the findings of other researchers?

    10. (They were) thrust into the real world and in an instant, they find out they're not special, their mums can't get them a promotion. And by the way, you can't just have it because you want it.

      Evidence? Sources?

    11. Millennials are entitled, narcissistic and lazy - but it's not their fault: Expert claims 'every child wins a prize' and social media has left Gen Y unable to deal with the real world

      Who is this headline trying to appeal to?