President Barack Obama met with over a dozen “journalists” in an off-the-record meeting to get input on how he should sell his war against ISIS to the American people.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:45 am|
|By: DSWright Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00 am|
Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have been briefing party members about the dangers facing the party in the coming years. Identified in a secret memo as the “seven perils”, the concerns center around Western ideas creeping into Chinese society and the threat they pose to the party’s continued dominance of the country.
|By: Barry Eisler Wednesday August 14, 2013 5:36 pm|
Every time I come across a Tom Friedman column, I ask myself, “Could this guy get any stupider?” And every time, he manages to find a way.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday June 13, 2013 8:00 pm|
Lying has certainly come a long way in the new century. Those of us us born in the 1900′s can still remember a time when being caught publicly lying could bring down a President (Nixon), or at the very least, get one impeached (Clinton). In those sepia-toned days, lying was a content-neutral affront; Barry Goldwater was just as justifiably incensed at being lied to by Nixon as Al Gore was at being lied to by Clinton, despite the rather gigantic difference between the significance of their respective lies.
But something odd happened when George W. Bush entered office.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday January 7, 2013 8:00 pm|
Why, it’s giving poor people health care and taking care of them when their homes are flattened by nature, of course.
|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: TBogg Wednesday April 18, 2012 8:45 am|
Little Tommy Friedman, aka, WOTD, laments about the decayed state of American infrastructure, announces America needs a renewal and then proposes the man to do it . . . good grief.
|By: Dean Baker Wednesday November 23, 2011 10:30 am|
Thomas Friedman bemoans the fact that President Obama hasn’t embraced the big cuts to Social Security and Medicare proposed by former senator Alan Simpson and Morgan Stanley director Erskine Bowles. Their plan is great if you think the country’s biggest problem is high-living seniors.
|By: Attaturk Monday October 31, 2011 1:30 am|
|By: Dean Baker Sunday October 16, 2011 9:30 am|
After referring to David Brooks as the “Bard of the 1 Percent,” I was assaulted with a barrage of threatening letters and phone calls from representatives of Thomas Friedman who insisted that he holds this title. I will let the two NYT columnists slug it out between themselves and deal with the substance.