Economy

The Dumbest Thing I Heard This Week

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Peggy Noonan encapsulates the vapid Republican political narrative in one article. In a nutshell the Republican argument against Obama is comprised of two paradoxes: (1) Obama is weak because he cannot enforce his will and Obama is overbearing; and, (2)…

Breakfast in America: January 3, 2012

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John Boehner tells the House GOP that he’s done negotiating with President Obama. That sounds like responsible leadership. Or maybe Boehner is less sanguine about his chances of another term than most observers. Eliot Spitzer thinks that President Obama should…

Fiscal Cliff Drinking Game

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Why not? We have 11 hours to go and the media is giving us non-stop coverage so let’s at least get drunk. Unless otherwise indicated, take a drink when… Someone explains the “cliff” is really a gentle slope or some other…

The Dumbest Thing I Heard This Week

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Whenever a conservative publication asks a question that seems rhetorical, I assume it’s something they’re going to vigorously deny. Such is the case with the Forbes article, “Is America’s Future Progressive?” I can’t say everything in this article is dumb. Lots…