We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Oooh--tax avoidance behavior. That sounds icky, doesn't? In fact it refers to anything any of us does when we take advantage of a legal deduction. It's not to be confused with tax "evasion," which is illegal. But the NYT knows many voters won't know or care about the difference.
Odd that the President used existing laws to minimize his tax liability. That should be a news flash for all the kazzilionares and their tax lawyers and accountants, that not everyone in the US is panicking in front of TurboTax, trying to find another deduction late the evening of 14 April.
The NYT bought two Boston newspapers for 1.4 billion dollars about twenty years ago. They wound up taking a huge loss and selling them for seventy million. Think that they took the loss on their income tax? Nah, they would never do anything that grubby.