Over at the “non-partisan” rag that is Media Trackers, Collin Roth wrote a piece a few days ago attacking Scot Ross, the former Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now, as being “hyper-partisan.” Roth goes on to allege Ross was the “subject of similar crimes” to those alleged to have been committed by three close aides [...]
That is all. Carry on, citizens.
Conservatives don’t know much about history. We’ve seen hilarity ensue when Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann attempt to tell stories about the history of America. But what’s more subtle is that they don’t know about the process of knowledge in the context of history. That’s hardly surprising to a political movement that’s dedicated to obfuscation [...]
Angela Merkel fades into irrelevancy
Their compact—now called the “treaty on stability, co-ordination and governance in the Economic and Monetary Union”, has as its main aim the imposition of balanced-budget rules on members. This may be a useful discipline in good times. But many worry that, at a time of widespread crisis, such pro-cyclical rules [...]
In order to really capture what it felt like to attend the pro-Walker rally at Hart Park a few weeks ago, Phil and I embedded ourselves in the crowd. In some ways, it felt more like participation than reporting to me, even though that was not the intent. For days after the event, I was [...]
Seneca finds that Niall Ferguson leaves deep drag marks.
I think we are going to get some defaults one way or the other. The U.S. is a different story. First of all I think the debt to GDP ratio can go quite a lot higher before there’s any upward pressure on interest rates. I think [...]
The idea that the government can “run out of money” is absurd when that government is the currency issuer. This whole concept of insolvency relies on the notion that currency is bound to a tangible asset somehow (gold, silver, kumquats). It’s just a holdover from the old gold standard. This concept that each and every [...]
H/T Democrumudgeon! Speaking of things that need to be shared, this definitely qualifies!
Paul Ryan (R – Wall St.) had his 42nd birthday and his many admirers at Fox “news” could not let the occasion go by without letting the congressman ( who used to live in Janesville) know how much they love him. [...]