Tag Archives: New York Times

Delay Of Game

Late Thursday Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government open through December 22. Had it not been for the CR the government would have had to shut down at midnight last Friday. Normally when Congress does something like this pundits criticize them by saying they punted. In this case I’ll stick with a football analogy but I’m “throwing a flag” for delay of game. Let’s explore. Continue reading Delay Of Game

Censorship Business

The biggest political story in America last week was not whose buttocks Al Franken did or did not palm, naked pictures of Joe Barton or even that the White House wants Roy Moore to win in Alabama (Were you surprised? I certainly wasn’t) it was two business deals. Let’s explore. Continue reading Censorship Business

Stupid Is Easy

Making a point succinctly is far better than being wordy especially when it comes to politics. I have long contended that most Americans have a political attention span of between 30 and 120 seconds (skewing heavily toward the low end of that spectrum). Over the years I have often discussed how much more difficult and time consuming it is to refute a lie than to tell one. The other day I heard someone sum up the situation and dilemma in a single sentence. That is today’s lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading Stupid Is Easy

The Biggest Lie?

When you have a President who is on track to tell over 2,000 lies in his first year in office it is difficult to determine which is the biggest. Hence, the question mark at the end of this article’s title. However I can tell you which one gnaws at me the most and on Monday of this week it was the first one Paul Krugman demonstrably disproved in his New York Times op-ed entitled: Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies. Yes that is ten lies, the number Dr. Krugman disproved in the article. My readers can breathe a sigh of relief because I just want to deal with one today. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Biggest Lie?