Tag Archive for New York Times

Matt Taibbi’s Advice for OccupyWallStreet

Rolling Stone Magazine political writer Matt Taibi is a brilliant progressive journalist.  His latest book, Griftopia, is next on my reading list.  He appeared on “Countdown with Keith Olberman” and has this advice for the OccupyWallStreet crowd — a crowd accused of having no message by the right wingers who promoted the Tea Party two…

NY Times: Taxing Junk Food to Save Lives and Money

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The Sunday New York Times ran this story on how taxing junk food and soda pop could significantly reduce the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among Americans.  And by taxing junk food, not only would we reduce these serious health risks but at the same time, be able to raise revenues and save lives. …

Fuzzy Math

Remember when George W. Bush trotted out the term “Fuzzy Math” during one of his presidential debates? A grasp of math appears to still be elusive to conservatives.  My email box has been beset with notes from my conservative friends over this story in the Weekly Standard that suggests the Economic Stimulus package passed by…

Costa Mesa Troubles are Page One News at New York Times

It’s always interesting to read the New York Times in the morning and see local news on the front page.  But there it was, the issue of local government’s war on public employees played out in the nation’s newspaper of record. From the story: “Costa Mesa, population 110,000, is California in miniature. For years, public…

Would the Tea Party Throw Reagan Under the Bus?

This weekend marks the 100th birthday of the most beloved Republican president ever – Ronald Reagan.  Now, there is a lot for any American to like about President Reagan.  He had unbridled optimism, a great sense of humor and actual respect for members of the opposing party.  But as a Democrat who survived the Reagan…