Month: September 2010

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Idiotic

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On September 23, 2010
To state the obvious, this non-action is awful both on the merits (making the permanent extension of Bush’s upper-class tax cuts more likely) and as politics (name me the district where voting for middle-class tax cuts and against upper-class ones is “politically risky.”) The only consolation is that the Blue Dog clowns most responsible for […]

No To CEO

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On September 23, 2010

Krugman makes a good case. And, yes, the idea that the “messaging” from someone no non-professional pays any attention to is more important than their ability to do the job is absurd, even

“Fiscal restraint”

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Jon Chait points out that for a generation now GOP proposals for Doing Something About Big Government have followed a predictable not to say neurotic pattern: Republicans keep running on platforms consisting of specified measures to increase the deficit and unspecified pledges to reduce it. Inevitably, they fail to reduce it. Then the party faithful […]
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Adam Cohen notes Antonin Scalia once again asserting that the Constitution does not protect gender equality. His reasoning is superficially “originalist”: Indeed, Justice Scalia likes to present his views as highly principled — he’s not against equal rights for women or anyone else; he’s just giving the Constitution the strict interpretation it must be given. […]
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