House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has made some incredibly naive, ill-informed and downright goofy statements before but her comment yesterday about why House Democrats oppose House Speaker John Boehner's debt-ceiling crisis bill surely must take the cake for absurdity:
"What we're trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today," Pelosi said. Read More
You’re Ian Urbina, a senior New York Times reporter. In February and March, you write that hydraulic fracturing, a method of natural gas extraction, is contaminating Pennsylvania drinking water. Your accusations are disproved by government tests.
So you write a three-part series saying that shale gas production is “inherently unprofitable” and a giant Ponzi scheme, as well as loosely regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read More
I usually avoid wasting time talking about political propagandists masquerading as serious public policy analysts. That's why readers of this space and my frequent columns in this newspaper never see the words "Paul Krugman" included in a sentence addressing a coherent argument from either the Right or Left. Read More
As a lawyer, you appreciate that there’s often more than one way of looking at a case. You routinely see assessments you don’t agree with, but you can see how a reasonable legal analyst could come to a different conclusion. Read More
Of course, the answer to that particular rhetorical question is obvious: Economic reality. Still, the brazen hypocrisy here is, well, delicious. The Newspaper Guild is calling for unpaid Huffington Post writers to strike: Read More
There was a time not that long ago that when somebody mentioned "blue chips," it wasn't uncommon to hear the stock of The New York Times included among those of General Motors, General Electric, IBM, and so forth.
Not anymore. The American Thinker's Steve McCann recently pointed to how far the old grey lady of American journalism has fallen, based on the company's fourth-quarter 2010 earnings report. Read More
President Obama's former director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag fired back over criticism for his move to Citigroup as an example of the revolving door between big government and big business. He claims he had nothing to do with the White House's financial rescue efforts, which is such a distortion of fact, it's hard to know where to begin.
According to The Daily, Orszag explained: Read More
After a widely admired start in the White House, first lady Michelle Obama's popularity is falling and, if the current downward trend in her approval ratings continues, could touch lows not seen since the scandal-tainted days of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Read More
... but I have yet to find it anywhere.
Here's what columnist Paul Krugman will reportedly say in Sunday's edition of The New York Times concerning the prospects for President Obama's green energy programs, including the cap-and-trade anti-global warming program: Read More
Here's the lead and following two graphs for The New York Times story on the results of its latest joint public opinion survey with CBS News:
"At a time of deepening political disaffection and intensified distress about the economy, President Obama enjoys an edge over Republicans in the battle for public support, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Read More