The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Ezra Klein: Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Shows ‘Lack of Policy Seriousness’

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the Washington Post’s resident Juice Box Mafioso said he doesn’t think Herman Cain’s phenomenal surge will continue because of the Atlanta businessman’s “lack of policy seriousness.” Klein singled out Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan — 9% personal income tax, 9% national sales tax and 9% corporate tax — by saying “nobody knows […]

The Economics of Wishful Thinking

The frustrating thing about Ezra Klein is that, just when you think the Boy Genius of the Juicebox Mafia has gotten the scent of a clue, he goes running off on another liberal wild-goose chase: When the financial markets collapsed [in 2008], household debt was nearly 100 percent of GDP. It’s now down to 90 […]

Clueless Constitutional Commenter Klein: Is That A Nose In Front Of Your Face?

by Smitty I crashed at the end of the first paragraph from Ezra Goober: Over the next 18 months, the Environmental Protection Agency will finalize a flurry of new rules to curb pollution from coal-fired power plants. Mercury, smog, ozone, greenhouse gases, water intake, coal ash—it’s all getting regulated. And, not surprisingly, some lawmakers are […]

WaPoo Goober Who Was Unsure Of Constitution’s Age, Real Sure NYT-noid Story Slamming Tea Party Is, Like, Kosher

by Smitty What beliefs predict A Tea Partier? This is Ezra Klein’s title for regurgitating a slur from the gray, room temperature lady. So what do Tea Partiers have in common? They are overwhelmingly white, but even compared to other white Republicans, they had a low regard for immigrants and blacks long before Barack Obama […]

New York Times Sends an 11-Year-Old Girl to Interview the Jonas Brothers

Or the equivalent thereof: Shridar Pappu’s profile feature on “Washington’s New Brat Pack” pulses with so much fanzine breathlessness you might think it was February 1964 and the Beatles had just landed in New York: In only a few years, these young men and others like them have become part of the journalistic establishment in […]