Monthly Archives: April 2013

American Political Melodrama, Episode CCCI: Ross Douthat on lack of a Republican alternative to Obamacare? by Political Cynic

What can one say about the self-serving and purposefully obtuse Mr. Douthat? The fact that Obamacare is the product of The Heritage Foundation? The premier think tank of the, once, most reactionary strata of the Party. The New Democrats took … Continue reading

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David Brooks as Cassandra by Political Cynic

“By now, everybody involved seems to be in a state of anxiety. Insurance companies are trying to put out new products, but they don’t know what federal parameters they have to meet. Small businesses are angry because the provisions that … Continue reading

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Triumphalism before the fact? David Brooks on ‘Health Chaos Ahead’ by Political Observer

How many times can David Brooks use the terms chaos and catastrophe in the opening paragraphs of his essay aptly titled ‘Health Chaos Ahead‘? And then beat to death the word cascade,in his gleeful policy fantasy about the coming failure … Continue reading

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Response to Europe Facing More Pressure to Reconsider Cuts as a Cure in NYT by Political Observer

We have traveled a long road from Thatcher/Reagan to the world wide economic collapse of 2008. That Free Market failed, it was the intellectual mirage of political romantics masquerading as economists, succeeded by an equally failed Austerity.

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Matt Miller: Apocalypse on the Installment Plan by Political Observer

Quite adroitly in his essay titled ‘Boston — and what hasn’t happened since 9/11′Mr. Matt Miller lets the recollected writing of Mr. Richard Clark do his work of fear mongering for him, masquerading as awed speculation in the face of … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Mrs. Thatcher by Political Cynic

Here is David Brooks in The New York Times,opining on the death of Mrs. Thatcher, whose opening paragraph gives away the game of this Conservative chatterer: ‘The 1990 Tory coup against Margaret Thatcher was the most intense political event I’ve … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh celebrates the decline of the Welfare State at The F.T. by Political Observer

Mr. Janan Ganesh celebrates the inevitable decline of The Welfare State and it’s misbegotten, indeed mendacious origins, and it’s political/ethical defeat in terms of ideas and practice, a bit too soon. He invokes History as a political actor in a … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat’s in a huff, well sort of. He discovers Class in American Education, and elsewhere! by Myra B.

It’s Sunday morning and I’ve just made coffee and sat down. What better way to wake up than to read Ross Douthat’s column for, today, April 7, 2013 titled The Secrets of Princeton? Mr. D. has his secret decoder ring … Continue reading

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