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An Addendum on Ted Kennedy

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In health care
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On November 18, 2018
Greetings from Toronto Pierson (correction: Pearson) airport! I just read Erik’s take on Ted Kennedy, which is overall nicely balanced but also a bit incomplete. Erik significantly understates Kennedy’s pivotal role in expanding access to health care and protecting patients in the period before the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Kaiser […]

EMP Troof!

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In Robert Farley
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On July 13, 2012
Fred Hiatt sees fit to give the EMP nutjobs (no less a statesman than Newt!) a platform: I write this now because of my concern for national security and our power grid, which are susceptible to doomsday-level damage if hit by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strike or a major solar storm. It is almost unthinkable, […]

Pathetic

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On March 12, 2012

Good luck with this fellas: Newt Gingrich has a crazy idea. Sources close to his dwindling campaign say he is in talks with Rick Perry in hopes of getting him on a ticket before the Republican convent

NEWTMENTUM!!!

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On January 20, 2012

Chuck Norris edition: For my wife, Gena, and I, we sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer to most of those questions and deserves our endorsement and vote. We agree with our frie

Takedown

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On December 6, 2011

In one of the best blog posts of the year, Charles Pierce just destroys Jon Meachem’s analysis of Newt Gingrich. In part, beginning with quoting Meachem: But by the September-October debates, Ne

Gingrich and the Use of History

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In General
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On December 2, 2011
Newt Gingrich is an embrassment to the historical profession. Not only is he corrupt, but his dissertation defended Belgian rule of the Congo, which really sums up the man. He throws historical references around with abandon, but it’s entirely unclear whether the gasbag knows what he’s talking about. Revolution here, Civil War there, ancient Rome, […]

Presidential

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On December 1, 2011

Newt clarifies his comments from last week that poor students should replace janitors in schools. They shouldn’t do all the work. Just jobs like cleaning the bathrooms. And doesn’t this ma

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