Archive for November 1st, 2010

Great Moments In Punditry

Ross Douthat shows off his Mad Historical Knowledge:

The central premise of the White House’s policy-making, the assumption that an economic crisis is a terrible thing to waste (as Rahm Emanuel famously put it), turned out to be a grave tactical mistake. It drew exactly the wrong lesson from earlier liberal eras, when the most enduring expansions of government — Social Security in the 1930s, Medicare in the 1960s — were achieved amid strong economic growth, rather than at the bottom of a recession.

Well, I suppose it is technically correct to say that the 1930s were not a time of recession…

November 1st, 2010 at 05:42pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Healthcare,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Monday Media Blogging

People Are Awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo0Cazxj_yc

A bit more of an X-Games flavor than I’d like, but still an awful lot of cool and amazing stuff.

2 comments November 1st, 2010 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

David Broder Is Morally Bankrupt And Stupid

He actually believes that war with Iran, or at least the serious threat of it, is the best possible way to stimulate our economy.  As David Swanson points out, he’s completely full of it… as usual.

Swanson also reminds us how very much more Europeans get in return for their supposedly crushing tax burden, and how much we’re being hurt by our politicians’ stubborn refusal to even contemplate cutting our massive defense budget instead of Social Security.

November 1st, 2010 at 07:52am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Afghanistan,Economy,Iran,Iraq,Media,Unemployment,Wankers,War


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