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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Republicans root for a depression

So is the minority leader suddenly crazy? Is he just economically illiterate? Or is he convinced—like the would-be revolutionaries of the Depression era—that the worse our general situation becomes, the better for his party? All three could be true at once, but his motivation matters less than his ideas, which would...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
One of the signs of lazy journalism is when reporters pick up the rhetorical cliches of one political party and begin using them as if they were facts. Despite all the accusations of a liberal bias in the media, anyone who watches closely will notice the establishment press is far more likely to adopt the language of conservatives...
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

Republicans lack solutions, prefer status quo

Would it be rude to ask whether the Republicans have any new proposals to save the country from this worsening recession? The question arises not because anyone expects the minority party to burst forth with creative ideas, but because conservatives in Congress and the media seem so determined to thwart...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

His earmark obsession misses the mark

Republican presidential nominee John McCain has had few consistent themes in his campaign outside of his staunch belief that he’s a “maverick,” even though he supported President Bush 90% of the time in 2007; his insistence that he’s always put “country first,” even though his vice presidential pick, Alaska Gov. Sarah...

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