What Jonathan Chait Doesn’t Understand About Obama

By: Monday September 5, 2011 8:40 am

I suppose we should be grateful that TNR’s Jonathan Chait voluteered to write an apologia for President Obama as a way to explain to those he identifies with “the left” why Obama’s not such a bad President and to remind the “left” there were extenuating circumstances that explain the President’s failure, or refusal, to achieve what the left wanted and the country needed.


Stimulus Comes In With Little or No Fraud, On Time, Under Budget

By: Friday October 1, 2010 5:15 pm

The stimulus actually proves the point that only job creation will balance the budget while contractionary measures won’t; more Democrats should be crowing about the stimulus, while insisting that more gets done. It’s a tricky two-step, but also a necessary one.

Holiday Signs of the Times in State and National Parks

By: Saturday September 4, 2010 9:00 am

The stimulus package passed earlier this year provided $750 million for the National Park Service to address infrastructure and deferred maintenance. That’s a pittance, compared with the need — and the state parks are in even worse shape because of state budgets.

Closing parks, even sporadically, hits the local economies of the neighboring areas hard. On the other hand, spending money to revitalize the parks brings back jobs in large numbers. Hopefully some of the dusty heads in DC will get a clue.

Meanwhile, enjoy the parks this weekend. If you can.

Reason No. 46,872 Why John McCain and Republicans Have Wrecked the Economy

By: Tuesday August 3, 2010 4:30 pm

McCain and Coburn gave what they hope is a gullible media a list of the 100 worst projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also known as the “stimulus” Act. But every project on that list is likely better than what they want to do with the same money.

How Arizona Citizens Should Relieve Themselves

By: Friday March 5, 2010 6:00 pm

It seems Arizona citizens, at least those who drive, are pissed off that their state Department of Transportation is closing rest stops along Arizona highways. They should relieve themselves at the offices of their two elected Senators.

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