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This George Will column has fun with some the comments, from both sides, about the new tax law. At one point Mr. Will writes that claiming the bill is "the most significant tax reform we’ve had since 1986" is like "bragging about the tallest building in Boise". 

I paused and wondered: Does he know that Boise's tallest building is not very tall? How tall is it? So I highlighted the phrase, right-clicked and selected "Search Google" and this page of results came up. Time elapsed: about three seconds. Google is, yet again, astonishing and wonderful.

(If you can't spare the three seconds: it's the 8th and Main Building, 18 floors, 323 feet--278 feet without the spire.)

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