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Archive of posts published in the tag: The New York Times

Restoring Political Democracy

From The New York Times, Political Party Meltdown by Kevin Baker: Roosevelt elaborated: “We ought to have two real parties — one liberal and the other conservative. As it is now, each party is split by dissenters.” He was wrong.…

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Trivial Bias

from National Review, When Biases Collide by Kevin Williamson: Four citations, two of them dismissed, since 1997 — that long-ago year when Herself attended her second inaugural as first lady — is the definition of unremarkable. The incidence of his…

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Confusion of Virtue

From the New York Times, Weary of Relativity by Frank Bruni excerpts Set the bar low enough and all blame is deflected, all shame expunged. Choose the right points of reference and behold the alchemy: naughty deeds into humdrum conformity.…

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Crushing Skepticism

Though Scorned by Colleagues, a Climate-Change Skeptic Is Unbowed– from The New York Times by Michael Wines Excerpts: Dr. Christy is an outlier on what the vast majority of his colleagues consider to be a matter of consensus: that global warming…

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Keynesian Mutant Crony Capitalism

David Stockman writes Sundown in America: How Crony Capitalism has Left Us State Wrecked  in the 4/1/13 New York Times. Excerpts: As the federal government and its central-bank sidekick, the Fed, have groped for one goal after another — smoothing…

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The Growth Engine in All Circumstances

David Brooks writes The Progressive Shift in The New York Times, 3/18/13 Excerpts:  Now, of course, liberals have always believed in Keynesian countercyclical deficit spending. But that was borrowing to brake against a downturn when certain conditions prevail: when the…

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Kennedy Vs Krugman

 In The New York Times, Nobel prize winning fool (a growing breed) Paul Krugman writes the Twinkie Manifesto, 11/18/12. In the article Krugman suggests we return to the tax rates of the 1950 when the highest bracket was 91% and…

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Individualism and Selfishness

Occasionally I find an article that raises terrific questions, even if they fall short on the answers.  Kurt Anderson writes The Downside of Liberty in The New York Times, 7/3/12. Anderson ponders: Why had the revolution dreamed up in the…

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