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  • Paul Krugman: Calling Trump An Illegitimate President Is An Act Of Patriotism

    01/17/2017 7:09:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    You know with all the rising temperatures caused by Rep. John Lewis’ (D-GA) remarks about President-elect Donald Trump not being a legitimate president, we forgot about liberal economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman who first said that Trump’s win was illegitimate. Now, Krugman says that calling Trump an illegitimate president is a form of patriotism (via NYT [emphasis mine]: Now Mr. Lewis says that he won’t attend the inauguration of Donald Trump, whom he regards as an illegitimate president. As you might expect, this statement provoked a hysterical, slanderous reaction from the president-elect – who, of course, got his start in...
  • KRUGMAN: The US Is In 'Deeper And More Treacherous Waters Than Even The Pessimists Are Saying'

    01/06/2017 5:59:33 PM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-6-2017 | Bob Bryan
    Bob BryanJanuary 6, 2017 Paul Krugman is at a loss about the future of the Trump presidency, but he's not hopeful. The Nobel-winning economist and New York Times columnist is concerned about possible connections between the president-elect and Russia. "We are, I'd argue, in much deeper and more treacherous waters than even the pessimists are saying," Krugman tweeted Friday. The election of Trump is tainted, Krugman said, because of the FBI's announcement weeks before Election Day regarding its reopened investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and because of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair...
  • Krugman: Trump has incentive to allow a terrorist attack

    12/16/2016 4:58:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Conspiracy theorist Paul Krugman speculated on Twitter Friday that President-elect Trump has an incentive to allow a major terror attack in the United States: Thought: There was (rightly) a cloud of illegitimacy over Bush, dispelled (wrongly) by 9/11. Creates some interesting incentives for Trump— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 16, 2016 It’s not hard to unpack this. Bush was elected in 2000 by the narrowest of margins. Less than a year later we had the worst terror attack on U.S. soil in our history. The attack caused the public to rally around President Bush. So, if President-elect Trump wanted a similar...
  • Paul Krugmans Global Recession Prediction Lasted as Long as He Was Asleep

    11/10/2016 8:20:46 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The National Review ^ | 11/9/2016 | PAUL CROOKSTON
    Paul Krugman has already had to walk back his prediction of a global recession following Donald Trumps presidential victory last night. His initial post on the New York Times website was confidently apocalyptic about the prospects of Donald Trump plunging the world into a depression: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never. He concluded by saying, So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened. Markets rebounded in...
  • NYT's Krugman Says GOP the Sex Abuse Party, as Paper Dismisses Broaddrick

    10/10/2016 5:02:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 10, 2016 | Clay Walters
    Paul Krugman went there in his hackish Monday New York Times column, “Predators in Arms,” arguing that Republican politicians tend to be sexual abusers. The text box: “Is there a partisan pattern here?” Krugman apparently has never heard of Bill Clinton accuser Juanita Broaddrick, or the infamous exploits of “Chappaquiddick” Sen. Ted Kennedy, or the statutory rape conviction of Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds, or Rep. Garry Studds, who had a sexual relationship with an underage male page. And reporter Maggie Haberman had this weird description of Juanita Broaddrick, who accuses Bill Clinton of rape: "At other times, Mr. Trump retreated...
  • Dear Government: Leave Me the Hell Alone (UBI)

    05/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TDR ^ | 5-11-2016 | Michael Covel
    May 11, 2016 Michael Covel An insidious new fantasy is blooming in Washington, D.C, academia and the media Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dreams about it in between bong hits. Its lovingly endorsed by off the wall left-wing economist Paul Krugman. And the ultra-progressive Huffington Post calls it the idea that could revolutionize the 21st century. The hype surrounding this revolutionary idea will soon be an everyday talking point. And if youre a hard-working citizen who takes care of your own responsibilities, you should pay extra close attention Because youre about to get fleeced and forced to enjoy it Utopian...
  • Identity Politics: Krugman Gets One Right

    06/11/2016 5:39:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    I grew up in Waco, Texas. When I was a child, the city was completely segregated – the schools, the churches, the lunch counters, etc. Public buildings not only had separate restrooms for blacks and whites, they even had separate drinking fountains. I had a nanny who spent a great deal of time with me. She taught me how to make a kite out of newspaper and ply wood and she often took me to the movies. We traveled by bus and because she was black, we had to sit in the back of the bus. At the theater we...
  • Feel the Math

    05/30/2016 9:42:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    Now, Im not a political scientist or polling expert, nor do I even try to play one on TV. But I am fairly numerate, and I assiduously follow real experts like The Timess Nate Cohn. And theyve taught me some basic rules that I keep seeing violated. First, at a certain point you have to stop reporting about the race for a partys nomination as if its mainly about narrative and momentum. That may be true at an early stage, when candidates are competing for credibility and dollars. Eventually, however, it all becomes a simple, concrete matter of delegate counts....
  • The Trump Campaign and Race Baiting at The New York Times

    03/26/2016 4:12:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Sometimes you wonder if the editorial writers for The Gray Lady ever read the rest of their newspaper. A front page story in last week’s New York Times described Donald Trump’s Tampa office as a “melting pot” of racial and ethnic diversity. The campaign workers include a young woman who recently arrived from Peru; an immigrant from the Philippines; a 70-year-old Lakota Indian; a teenage son of Russian immigrants; a Mexican-American. Yet on that same day, back on the editorial page, the writers write as if they were in another universe. Charles Blow was apoplectic over the fact that Ben...
  • NY Times Tears Into Trump, Cruz, Rest of Field as Racist, Extremist, 'Monster in the Mirror'

    03/05/2016 5:50:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 5, 2016 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times on Friday and Saturday let its readers know that the Republicans were getting what they deserved for pandering to right-wing extremism and xenophobia, while Hillary Clinton had successfully gained the sensible center. Friday’s lead editorial, “The G.O.P.’s Monster in the Mirror,” began with a little implied Trumpian vulgarity, then smeared the two Republican senators in the presidential race as extremist. Paul Krugman doubled down, calling the field racist, while Ted Cruz was heckled and Hillary Clinton hailed on Saturday's front page. Holy Mitt, what a meltdown. Add this one to Donald Trump’s lengthening list of firsts:...
  • Has The New York Times Become a Democratic Party Newspaper?

    02/20/2016 5:21:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    In the early days of the American republic, newspapers were actually started by political parties, leading political figures and even presidents - to get their point of view across. Alexander Hamilton, for example, helped establish The Gazette of the United States, "a paper of pure Toryism," according to Thomas Jefferson, "disseminating the doctrines of monarchy, aristocracy, and the exclusion of the people." To offset this influence, Jefferson and Madison helped establish theNational Gazette, an outspoken critic of the administrations of Adams, Hamilton, and Washington, and an ardent advocate of the French Revolution. It wasn't until 1851 that Henry Raymond started...
  • Bill Ayers (Hussein's best friend) and Truthout.org: Helping Obama, Hillary, Bernie Look Moderate

    01/10/2016 7:06:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/29/15 | William F. Jasper
    Bill Ayers. Remember him?: Unrepentant terrorist, SDS riotmaker, pal and political mentor of young Barack Obama, and putative author/ghostwriter of Obama's famous 1995 memoir, Dreams of My Father. In 2011, Ayers (shown) publicly claimed authorship of Dreams (see video of Ayers here) after Dr. Jack Cashill's forensic literary analysis - in a 2008 article and his more extensive book-length analysis in 2011, Deconstructing Obama had convincingly made the case that Ayers, a talented wordsmith, had written the book for the unskilled Obama to help launch the up-and-coming young comrade's political career. During Obama's 2008 run for the White House, his...
  • Krugman: Climate Change Will Kill Us All, and Republicans Will Be Responsible

    12/06/2015 9:14:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 12/5/15 | Aaron Bandler
    ew York Times columnist Paul Krugman produced another doozy of column on Friday in which he warns that climate change will result in armaggedon and it will be fault of those dastardly Republicans. The opening paragraph of Krugman's column predicts, "Future historians — if there are any future historians — will almost surely say that the most important thing happening in the world during December 2015 was the climate talks in Paris. True, nothing agreed to in Paris will be enough, by itself, to solve the problem of global warming. But the talks could mark a turning point, the beginning...
  • Who is the Real Con Man: Ryan or Krugman?

    10/17/2015 5:56:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Writing about Republicans in U.S. House of Representatives, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says Paul Ryan is “basically, the best con man they’ve got.” He goes on to characterize the modern Republican Party” as “a post-policy enterprise, which doesn’t do real solutions to real problems.” We think the reverse is true. It is Paul Krugman who is the con artist with no real solutions to our most important economic problems. Paul Ryan, by contrast, has put forth bold policy proposals that have been favorably scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and are actually closer to mainstream economic thinking...
  • Republican Candidates Versus The New York Times: Why Isnt the Economy Growing Faster?

    10/03/2015 6:48:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Until we entered the Great Recession, most economists regarded Keynesian economics as a relic of the past. You could still find it discussed in some introductory textbooks. But, as University of Chicago economist John Cochrane points out, it wasn’t on the syllabus in any of the leading graduate schools. Then came the most serious downturn since the Great Depression and something living economists had never seen before: interest rates that were near zero and in some cases negative. Keynes himself speculated that the economy could become stuck in a liquidity trap – where monetary policy is ineffective and only fiscal...
  • No 'Mainstream' Air Time for Mark Levin

    09/11/2015 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Mark Levin's new book "Plunder and Deceit" has been number one on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks in a row. Like with his other best-sellers, no liberal journalist will read it, no liberal newspaper will review it, and no liberal network would imagine calling up Levin for an interview. They are too busy advocating tolerance and diversity. Why doesn't Mark Levin deserve a turn on CBS's "60 Minutes"? Why can't the conservative taxpayers be granted a forum for Levin or "Charlie Rose" on PBS or on NPR's "All Things Considered"? In short, why not a slice...
  • Donald Trump, When is Enough Enough? (Vanity)

    09/07/2015 2:18:27 PM PDT · by z taxman · 187 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/7/2015 | Me
    A few days ago when asked about the couragous stand of Kim Davis, Trump essentially came out in support of gay marriage. "Its the law of the land," he said. I hate to see her being put in jail." Well, isn't that swell Trumpy, but he added I understand what theyre doing. It would be certainly nice if she didnt do it." Lets get this straight, while bold leaders like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee are coming out in support of Kim Davis and her religious stand of conscious, Trump is busy kowtowing to the gay mafia, turning...
  • Trump Is Right on Economics

    09/07/2015 11:42:54 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09/07/2015 | Paul Krugman
    So Jeb Bush is finally going after Donald Trump. Over the past couple of weeks the man who was supposed to be the front-runner has made a series of attacks on the man who is. Strange to say, however, Mr. Bush hasnt focused on whats truly vicious and absurd viciously absurd? about Mr. Trumps platform, his implicit racism and his insistence that he would somehow round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and remove them from our soil. Instead, Mr. Bush has chosen to attack Mr. Trump as a false conservative, a proposition that is supposedly demonstrated by his...
  • Paul Krugman just wrote an op-ed praising Donald Trump for being 'right on economics'

    09/07/2015 10:21:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/06/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Economist Paul Krugman thinks Donald Trump's presidential campaign actually gets a few things right. Krugman previously derided the Republican real-estate mogul as a "belligerent, loudmouth racist with not an ounce of compassion." But in a Monday op-ed in The New York Times, the left-leaning writer praised Trump's "heresies" from Republican orthodoxy when it comes to economic policy. "So am I saying that Mr. Trump is better and more serious than he's given credit for being?" Krugman asked, making it clear that he is still not a Trump supporter. "Not at all he is exactly the ignorant blowhard he seems...
  • In GOP war on Social Security, only Trump gets it

    08/29/2015 7:34:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 204 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Republican presidential candidates. who have had to seek contributions from a handful of wealthy contributors, want to cut Social Security. Average Americans love the program; the superwealthy dont. Something strange is happening in the Republican primary something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political loser, on a major domestic policy issue. And its interesting to ask why. The issue in question is the future of Social Security, which turned 80 last week. The retirement program is, of...