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How to Get Away with Murder

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In 2020 Election
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On September 20, 2020
More than 200,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. If the United States was governed by a barely competent and vaguely public-spirited administration, the country might have suffered somewhere in the range of 20,000-40,000 deaths. The president, with the able assistance of his sociopathic son in law, has already – with no end in sight – […]
John Styles, via Chris Blattman: About a week after the earthquake, economist Tyler Cowen wrote that Obama looked like the “Haiti president”: Obama will (and should) do something about this situation … Yet he will have a festering situation on his hands for the rest of his term … Obama now stands a higher chance […]

Dear Governor Jindal,

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On February 19, 2009

Please, please, please reject federal stimulus funding; we’ll get to find out if someone who rejects federal money can get elected dogcatcher in Baton Rouge. Yours truly, Rob Jindal is far too s

Designed to Fail

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On December 7, 2008
I would expect career civil servants to do a better job than political appointees in any case, but I do wonder whether there’s a difference between the parties. Republicans, after all, expect government to fail and very often ensure that it will. Democrats think differently, and that may well show up in their performance.

Outrage

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On November 24, 2008

Krugman on the Citigroup bailout. Or perhaps “weak, arbitrary, [and] incomprehensible” is the better phrase. The fact that Citigroup’s shareholders are apparently not even going to g

Priorities

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On July 28, 2008

Shorter Bush administration: “Indirectly punishing partisan opponents is more important than effectively opposing terrorism.” (Via Atrios.)

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