The issue of whether Amazon paid no federal taxes in 2018 has become something of a political hot potato, with politicians as disparate as President Donald Trump, and presidential contenders such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts ) arguing that that Amazon is somehow not living up to its civic responsibilities.

The Wall Street Journal has a good piece on the subject this morning, noting that Amazon says it pays every penny in taxes that it owes, and that it likely is simply taking advantage of a tax system that offers “deductions and incentives related to investment, research and employee compensation.”

It is a good story, and you can read it here.