To the left everything is always new. When you can’t carry a sustained thought, then life is full of things that you don’t understand and are outraged by.
Horror of horrors! Those nasty Republicans are at it again – holding President Obama “hostage” unless he agrees to their outrageous demands as a condition for their votes to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.
Paul Krugman, economist and New York Times op-ed columnist, wrote a column today entitled “Let’s Not Be Civil.” He loves President Obama’s deficit reduction plan, which would essentially raise taxes on the so-called “wealthy,” cut Medicare funding for seniors by a half trillion dollars to pay for Obamacare, and rely on unspecified savings.
New York Times’ columnist Paul Krugman wrote an op-ed piece today entitled “Senator Bunning’s Universe.” Krugman attacks Bunning for temporarily holding up a temporary extension of unemployment benefits. Then he broadens his attack on ”Planet G.O.P” in general.
Today, Democrats and Republicans live in different universes, both intellectually and morally.
Of course, in Krugman’s view the Republicans live [...]
A few years ago, in my occasional role as professional “book doctor,” I tried and failed to get my liberal New York author-client to ease off the whole “Jon Stewart is the Walter Cronkite of America’s youth” thing.
It’s so played out, I told him. Stewart’s numbers are one tenth those of Rush Limbaugh’s, making the [...]
Although he was one of Barack Obama’s most fervent supporters two years ago, New York Times columnist and blogger Paul Krugman seems to have lost his faith in the president’s ability to “radically transform” America. Put differently, the Nobel Prize winning economist’s heart is broken:
I’m with Simon Johnson here: how is it possible, at this [...]
New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman does not believe that tripling the federal deficit in one year’s time is anything to be concerned about. He compares what he calls “fiscal scare tactics” to the “fear-mongering on weapons of mass destruction.”
Mr. Krugman needs some lessons in basic economics and the law of unintended consequences. The [...]