I have been a subscriber to Accounting Today virtually from its inception, which gives you some sense of my years in practice - 34. There has been a trend over the last several years to politicize the magazine's opening, called "Editor's Desk" (page 4).

Frankly, I want accounting/tax/tech and related articles and I am not interested in your political opinions. As a very politically involved person, I have many sources of information to which I subscribe or which I read on the Web for the information and opinions that interest me.

There is an underlying feeling in so many of the editorials that all CPAs are conservative "Red Staters" (philosophically), opposed to so-called Big Government, and aligned right of center.

That may or may not be true; I'm unaware of any valid statistics on that question. However, regardless of where the bell curve lies, many of us, myself included, have views which are progressive (the word which replaced the dreaded "Liberal" label).

I would like to see your introductory piece be apolitical and addressed to the professional issues and challenges of the day that our industry faces.

Jeffrey D. Urbach

Managing partner

Urbach & Avraham CPAs

Highland Park, N.J.

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