David Brooks is worried. The leaders of his Republican Party and the shills who advise them on economic policy are being called out by the country’s best known Nobel economist, who called Republicans/conservative deficit hysterics a “coalition of the heartless, the clueless and the confused.” Brooks is worried because it’s starting to stick.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday July 6, 2010 8:44 am|
|By: earlofhuntingdon Friday June 25, 2010 1:19 pm|
Absurdities from Bobo Brooks
|By: Tony Collings Saturday June 19, 2010 5:54 am|
David Brooks see Joe Barton as one-third right, revealing a deep truth about conservatives.
|By: letsgetitdone Saturday June 12, 2010 1:23 pm|
These days, if you work for the WaPo, lip service to deficit hawkism is becoming a job qualification. The New York Times is more divided on things. Krugman has been on a crusade against austerity and has had some good blogs recently, Bob Herbert had a great one on jobs the other day, and the editorial page actually opposed the growing chorus for austerity.
But Bobo, on the other hand, is offering the theory that we are ending the period of fiscal stimulus and moving into the period of fiscal consolidation, and is, assembling “evidence” from various studies that austerity has often been “associated” with great economic gains.
|By: earlofhuntingdon Thursday June 3, 2010 10:41 am|
Driftglass explores the vacuum in the mind of David Brooks.
|By: earlofhuntingdon Monday May 10, 2010 11:40 pm|
What’s wrong with the Kagan nomination is wrong with America, not just the Obama administration.
|By: SJGulitti Thursday May 6, 2010 8:53 am|
I once heard conservative columnist David Brooks refer to a Republican Party political miscalculation as stupidity on stilts. Well, courtesy of the national media, the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has provided a few prominent people on the right with a new opportunity to once again make fools of themselves.
|By: SJGulitti Sunday April 11, 2010 8:00 pm|
As Progressives we need to learn how to throw a punch, figuratively, and stop being seen as a bunch of kumbaya signing pushovers who let the right push us around.
|By: earlofhuntingdon Friday April 9, 2010 3:14 pm|
A recipe for delaying change in America, so long as Democrats are in power and able to direct it, from David Brooks.