Monthly Archives: October 2013

Terrific New York Times Editorial Gets Critical Point Wrong!

Today’s fine editorial, The White House on Spying, got a crucial assumption wrong. It cited, “the odd defense that the president didn’t know that American spies had tapped the German chancellor’s cellphone for 10 years.” Addressing the implications of this, it immediately … Continue reading

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Why the enemies of Obamacare oppose it!

Today, my comment on Paul Krugman’s terrific Op-Ed, Lousy Medicaid Arguments, didn’t make it because the New York Times closed out comments just as I was ready to publish it.  I feel that this is one of my best! Krugman … Continue reading

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The Tea Party and Conservative Wing of the Republican Party Want to Take Over the Party!

“What’s all this “primarying” really all about?  It should be obvious.  The purpose of the Tea Party and the Conservative Right is to take over the Republican Party.  To take it over, not just by intimidating the saner members, but … Continue reading

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Republicans Don’t Hate Obamacare as Much as its Threat to Their Survival!

NY Times News Analysis: Losing a Lot to Get Little misses the reason for the rabid Republican opposition to Obamacare. The issue here is not “despising” the Affordable Care Act, but the very survival of the Republican Party.  It cannot afford … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Ed: Why the Debt Ceiling Matters

My comment on Joe Nocera’s Op-Ed piece, Why the Debt Ceiling Matters, published October 7th may have had some resonance.  I said: All of the above predictions make sense, but they are made by specialists whose reasoning is not always clear to … Continue reading

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Debt Ceiling Cliff: Fabulous opportunity for John Boehner to take control! Just needs to think outside the box.

Step one: Identify his real enemy. DONE: His own party, especially the conservatives who are holding the rest of the party hostage. Final Step:  Get them to beg him to release the House to vote through a clean bill. How:  … Continue reading

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