Krugman Debunks the “Texas Miracle”

By: Friday January 7, 2011 10:30 am

The state of Texas is a gargantuan right-wing policy laboratory, spewing noxious governing ideas across the country just like our refineries pollute the air. We’ve had a Republican governor since 1995 and the Republicans have controlled the both houses of our state legislature for the past decade — and recently won a super-majority in the House. The result? One of the highest poverty rates in the United States to go with a massive budget deficit.

 

NY Times’ Norris Surprised by Low Interest Rates, Can’t Figure Out What to Do

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 6:00 am

For some unknown reason, the NYT prints on its front page a confusing column by Floyd Norris, who seems surprised, shocked that interest rates are at record low levels when everyone the Times normally cites/quotes predicted just the opposite.

Morning Swim – August 6th, 2010

By: Friday August 6, 2010 5:00 am

A brief look at the news on the morning of August 6th, 2010.

No Time for Hawks

By: Sunday July 11, 2010 1:15 pm

News media need to present the facts that will reveal the falsity of arguments by “deficit hawks” who oppose the spending needed to end the recession.

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