On Tenth Anniversary of Iraq Disaster WaPo Op-Ed Wants More Foreign Intervention

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 7:17 pm

Actually, two Washington Post Op-Eds. Yet we can dispense with one as not worthy of attention: one columnist continues his self-contradictory campaign of earlier pieces to arm the “moderates” among the rebels in the particular case of Syria in order to keep that conflict from getting even worse. (The rest of the regular Tuesday lineup is filled out with making fun of the recent CPAC conference, and calling for legislation to forbid food stamp purchases of “junk foods.” Big issues, these.)

But let’s get serious. On March 19, 2003, U.S. troops invaded Iraq to inaugurate a conflict that would cost over 4000 American and untold numbers of Iraqi lives and at least a trillion dollars of U.S. taxpayers’ money.

 

Washington Post Op-Eds: Three Yawns and a Sequester

By: Tuesday February 19, 2013 7:16 pm

No amount of caving on Social Security and Medicare on Obama’s part is going to satisfy the Tea Party, so my prediction, is that the sequester will happen. It will be followed by emergency measure after emergency measure in the opening days of March as constituencies scramble to restore funding, as the Lear jets of lobbyists urgently cutting their Florida vacations short jam “Reagan” National Airport, and as people out in the land anxiously await the results.

Michael Gerson Has Trouble With Numbers and Is Jealous of Those Who Don’t

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 6:15 am

Michael Gerson used his column today to make a bizarre attack on the NYT’s polling analyst Nate Silver.

The Hiding of Liberalism

By: Friday October 19, 2012 11:40 am

You can assess these arguments on their own. But I would say that the agenda at the upper echelon of the Democratic Party has narrowed over the past 50 years, and it’s not like the safety net is so stable and robust that there’s nothing more to do. In fact, our social safety net is among the tiniest in the industrialized world. But poor people don’t have lobbyists, and that’s how Washington works these days.

Michael Gerson Concern Trolls Obama for Supporting Occupy Wall Street

By: Friday October 21, 2011 10:30 am

Michael Gerson used to work for George W. Bush, so undoubtedly, he has Obama’s best interests in mind when advises him to distance himself from the OWS movement. And if anyone knows what Americans really think, it’s a former Bush administration official.

Washington Post’s “Balanced” Opinions Page Shows Why Reforms Unlikely in Wake of Giffords Shooting

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 6:06 am

Tuesday’s Opinions page in the Washington Post is dedicated almost entirely to the tragic shooting in Tucson on Saturday. A screenshot of a portion of the Opinions webpage shows us the lineup of writers and their topics. In addition, one of the three editorials by the Post’s editorial board also addresses the issue and has the title “Gun control: It’s not a political impossibility”. To summarize, then, we have Eugene Robinson and the editorial board arguing for improved laws to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them, Dana Milbank hitting the violent rhetoric from Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck for their contributions to politically-based violence and threats of violence while George Will, Michael Gerson, Richard Cohen and Marc Thiessen all write columns that are telling America to stop blaming conservatives for the violent political landscape that they have created with their incendiary language and actions.

Even Liberal Fred Hiatt Says…

By: Sunday December 5, 2010 7:00 pm

America’s fifth most influential liberal journalist Fred Hiatt doesn’t have enough to do these days having delegated most of his editorial responsibilities to sensible classical liberals like Charles Krauthammer, Michael Gerson, Marc Thiessen, Jennifer Rubin, Robert Kagan, Robert Samuelson, Kathleen Parker, and George Will. So today he thought he would try his hand at movie reviewing but, alas, he hasn’t grasped the differences between “drama” and “documentary”.

Quantitative Easing Hurts Wealthy Retirees

By: Sunday November 28, 2010 12:00 pm

Quantitative easing hurts small savers and retirees. It might work, and it’s the only thing left, since the conservatives won’t use fiscal policy. Let’s hope it works, because it is hurting a lot of people who did not cause the Great Crash.

Washington Post’s Gerson Hacks Up Another Fur Ball Into National Debate

By: Friday November 26, 2010 10:45 am

Michael Gerson of the Washington Post Editorial page really phones one in today. I know it is the day after Thanksgiving and there is a tendency to just rehash old arguments in an effort to get a column or blog post out, but really this is beautiful example of false equivalency and intellectual laziness topped with a cherry of partisan world view.

Gerson’s Grasp of Evangelicals is Slipping

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 9:43 am

To judge by his column in today’s Washington Post, Michael Gerson demonstrates a surprisingly poor grasp of the evangelical world. To say (as Gerson does) that evangelicals fear big government is laughable. They love big government — as long as they get to run it.

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