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Friedman and Brunimgpaquin

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:55:52 +0000

In “Trump Is a Chinese Agent” The Moustache of Wisdom says ignoring climate change and the benefits of clean energy only helps a rival.  Mr. Bruni says “Devin Nunes is Dangerous” because he’s so deep in the tank for Donald Trump that he needs scuba gear.  Here’s TMOW: The big story everyone is chasing is whether President […](image)

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Brooks and Cohenmgpaquin

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:51:11 +0000

Bobo has a question:  “Can Elephants Learn From Failure?”  He whines that after the health care debacle, Republicans desperately need a win. Moreover, they are massively underestimating how hard tax reform is going to be.  There will be a rebuttal from “gemli” in Boston.  Mr. Cohen, in “The Offender of the Free World,” says truculent Trump […](image)

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Blow and Krugmanmgpaquin

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:24:35 +0000

In “The King of Crash and Burn” Mr. Blow says as the controlling party, they must move from the hissing audience to the sweltering spotlight.  Prof. Krugman considers “How to Build on Obamacare” but wonders whether Trump will prefer to make America suffer.  Here’s Mr. Blow: In the movie “Iron Man 2” (yes, superhero films are my […](image)

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Kristof and Brunimgpaquin

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:23:15 +0000

In “Trump’s Triumph of Incompetence” Mr. Kristof says he has crafted an administration in his own image: vain, narcissistic and dangerous.  Mr. Bruni, in “Trump and Ryan Lose Big,” says the Republican answer to Obamacare is a legislative trainwreck.  Here’s Mr. Kristof: One of President Trump’s rare strengths has been his ability to project competence. The Dow […](image)

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Brooks and Krugmanmgpaquin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:38 +0000

In “The Trump Elite, Like the Old Elite But Worse!” Bobo tells us that Republicans behind a health care bill found a new way to ignore regular people.  And “gemli” from Boston will have a few words to say.  Prof. Krugman’s “Scammers, the Scammed and America’s Fate” is on politicians who aren’t real leaders, but play leaders […](image)

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Blow and Kristofmgpaquin

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:38:15 +0000

In “Birth of the Biggest Lie” Mr. Blow says we are now experiencing the very thing Team Trump warned about: a compromised presidency and a possible constitutional crisis.  Mr. Kristof, in “‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air,'” has a question:  Did a traitor work with Russia to help Trump?  Here’s Mr. Blow: A few […](image)

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Krugman’s blog, 3/20/17mgpaquin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:37:35 +0000

There was one post on Monday:  “Robot Geometry (Very Wonkish):” And now for something completely different. Ryan Avent has a nice summary of the argument in his recent book, trying to explain how dramatic technological change can go along with stagnant real wages and slowish productivity growth. As I understand it, he’s arguing that the […](image)

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Friedman and Brunimgpaquin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:32:40 +0000

In “Calling On a Few Good Men” TMOW pens an open letter to the adults in the Trump administration with the most integrity.  Tommy, Tommy, Tommy…  What on earth has led you to believe that there are any adults with any integrity at all in the Mein Fubar administration?  One of your shining examples, SOS Tillerson, […](image)

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Bobo, solomgpaquin

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:53:56 +0000

In “The Unifying American Story” Bobo gurgles about the Exodus tale as a national creed.  “Gemli” from Boston will have a few words in rebuttal.  Here’s Bobo: One of the things we’ve lost in this country is our story. It is the narrative that unites us around a common multigenerational project, that gives an overarching sense […](image)

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Krugman, solomgpaquin

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:25:26 +0000

In “America’s Epidemic of Infallibility” Prof. Krugman says there have been no apologies, no regrets, no learning from experience.  Here he is: Two weeks after President Trump claimed, bizarrely, that the Obama administration had wiretapped his campaign, his press secretary suggested that GCHQ — Britain’s counterpart to the National Security Agency — had done the imaginary […](image)

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