If George Will’s New Year’s resolution was to get as many wrong assertions in his columns as possible, he is off to a good start. Today’s piece presented readers with an avalanche of inaccuracies before pounding readers with the main point: George Will says we can’t afford Social Security and Medicare.
|By: Dean Baker Thursday January 3, 2013 12:20 pm|
|By: cocktailhag Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm|
As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper. Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]
|By: Scarecrow Sunday July 8, 2012 11:40 am|
Okay, let’s see. half of Colorado is on fire, threatening hundreds of homes, communities, the Air Force Academy. There’s a massive drought going on across much of US; corn fields are dying in several states. Thousands of high temperature records were broken just this month. Unprecedented freak storms ripped through many parts of the US, taking out power systems and causing local blackouts for days. Dozens of people die in the heat. With the blackouts now into their second week, there is a human catastrophe going on in many areas, including West Virginia.
So it was about time that the host on ABC’s This Week asked its astute panel whether this might have some connection to global climate change. Ya think? Here, for all time, is the dumbest answer this year, delivered by the erudite and witty George Will, who couldn’t resist making fun of an unfolding catastrophe. Except he was probably serious.
The explanation: “Summer.”
|By: Attaturk Wednesday June 27, 2012 1:30 am|
The last week has demonstrated that the self-styled “hepcats” of conservatism just want to rock.
Exactly one week ago Washington Post readers had to endure perhaps the most unrequested combination of all-times. “George Will writes about the Beach Boys.”
|By: Dean Baker Thursday April 26, 2012 6:04 pm|
Okay, I know that picking on George Will might seem like cheap fun, but as an oped columnist for the Washington Post we are supposed to take him seriously.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 6, 2012 6:15 am|
Dayen’s news roundup from late Monday, including stories on Attorney General Holder, oil speculators, Federal Reserve, John Kasich, Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors, Kucinich vs Kaptor, George Will, education protests, “bad” teachers, and much more.
|By: Eli Tuesday January 17, 2012 6:01 pm|
Hey, you know what conservatives really really hate? Conservatives just can’t stand it when rich people and corporations use their vast wealth to game the system! Just don’t ask them to support any kind of public campaign financing or limits on corporate political spending…
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday December 18, 2011 8:01 pm|
Barney Frank’s questions about Big Conservative Government’s advocates’ unwavering and prurient interest in regulating pot and sex get no respect from co-panelists George “Gateway Drug” Will and Paul “I Smirk” Ryan. Then the Massachusetts Congressman gets totally shut down by lame duck anchor Christiane Amanpour, who’d prefer to return to her chosen topic of ‘social mobility’ than let Barney deftly pierce the inherent personal liberty contradictions of her guests’ preferred regulatory regime.
Barney Frank revels in the opportunity to speak directly to people who have no response but to smirk at him (Ryan) or to ask for another several decades of pot research before making up their minds whether it’s a gateway drug (Will).
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday October 9, 2011 8:30 am|
I am greatly heartened and moved by all that’s happening in the Occupy Wall Street movement, and I salute everyone participating or even watching hopefully as events unfold. I think its future – its methods, its messages, its achievements – will grow organically.
But something George Will wrote recently about Elizabeth Warren, combined with the right-wing propagandists’ ludicrous efforts to label it as something it’s not, make me want to contribute just a bit and clarify very simply the beliefs behind my support for the movement.