05 Feb 2010

An Absurdity No One Would Miss

David Brooks has nothing to say and says it anyway.

02 Feb 2010

David Brooks – From One Old Geezer to Another

Brooks asks the elderly to live more poorly or die young, so that their children and grandchildren can live a better life – and so that the wealthy can avoid paying taxes.

27 Jan 2010

R.I.P. Howard Zinn – The People’s Historian

Pioneering historian Howard Zinn dies at 87.

20 Jan 2010

Obama, Rahm and Ms. Coakley the Sacrificial Lamb

Too much or too little and too late? Mr. Obama’s approach-avoidance problem with reform and governing.

15 Jan 2010

Bankers and Colonialists: Krugman on Wall Street; Brooks on Haiti

Krugman writes that Wall Street is “clueless”, unaware of their evil. Brooks writes that Haitians need a dose of the Protestant work ethic to avoid future man-made [natural] disasters.

09 Jan 2010

Disappointing Excise Tax Argument from Paul Krugman

Taxing full benefits health care plans is a luxury for Congress – it delays taking on insuresters, employers and the wealthy. It is not a fair tax on the middle and working classes.

05 Jan 2010

Inside Peter Baker’s Profile of John Brennan

The stuff that Bob Woodward’s dreams are made of.

29 Dec 2009

Abdulmutallab – His Radicalism is his College’s Fault

London’s Daily Telegraph blames University College London for failing to stop students from becoming radical. It has nothing to do with the government actions they see every day.

27 Dec 2009

Molly Ivins

Lloyd Grove on why he doesn’t care for Molly.

19 Dec 2009

Bankers’ Bonus Tax – Share the Pain, Not the Gain

Top bankers make offshore operations pay part of their tax.