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"Romney and Mother Jones"

I just want to briefly weigh in on the "47%" video published by Mother Jones. There is nothing shocking about what was said here. Romney is in a room with his donors explaining his campaign philosophy; not his political views. As he points out, some voters won't vote for ...

"Obstruct and Exploit"

Before you give heed to Republican criticisms of how "the President has failed America," read this article by Paul Krugman.

A year ago President Obama proposed boosting the economy with a combination of tax cuts and spending increases, aimed in particular at sustaining state and local government employment. ... The Jobs ...

"Today, on 'Fair and Balanced'"

Today's headline on Fox News highlights their philosophy of neutral reporting:

Fox News is awful

Meanwhile, in other tabloids:

Fox News look-a-like

"An Inspiring Hour"

President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

President Bill Clinton, who presided over years of American prosperity, gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that was down to earth, yet extraordinarily powerful. In case you missed it, the New York Times has a video in high definition.

Watch Bill Clinton's speech on

"And now, Fox News"

How anyone can take Fox News seriously is beyond me. After yesterday's top story about an assertion found in an article by another conservative news paper about words a Democrat may or may not have said to an Israel ambassador, today we are enlightened with this headline:

Fox News is a joke

Does anyone ...

"Are You Better Off?"

Via Krugman:

Dean Baker has exactly the right metaphor for journalists asking the really dumb "are you better off" question:

Suppose your house is on fire and the firefighters race to the scene. They set up their hoses and start spraying water on the blaze as quickly as possible. After ...

"Austerity Will Work! Wrong."

Borrowing a graph from Krugman, I think staging the United State's recovery versus the United Kingdom's gives us an interesting comparison of liberal versus conservative fiscal policy.

US vs UK recovery

Krugman says it best:

Osborne’s big idea was that Britain should turn to fiscal austerity now now now, even though ...


Linkin Park does it again. From their latest album:

"National Debt: Food for Thought"

I hear Republicans rant often about the "runaway" national debt and how China is going to "own this country" if we don't pick up our bootstraps and let Romney give rich people more tax breaks.

If every American borrowed $100,000 from China to buy a house, we would ...

"Mighty Germany"

Many people, especially conservatives, point to Germany as a shining example of austere success--but the country's present success is superficial.

Nouriel Roubini writes an article on the cost of delaying an inevitable Eurozone breakup; but what really caught my eye was a reader comment that I think describes Germany ...