Tag Archives: Paul Krugman

Trump promises to permanently eliminate the funding mechanism for Social Security and Medicare if reelected

The past few days have been absolutely fucking nuts. Donald Trump promised to defund Social Security and Medicare if reelected, accelerated his work to destroy the U.S. Postal Service in advance of the 2020 election, and once again claimed wrongly that it was him, and not Barack Obama, who signed “Vetrans Choice” into law. Oh […]

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Exploring Trump’s “Manifesto of Mistruths”: Is our economy really “the best it has ever been”?

I didn’t watch Donald Trump’s State of the Union a few days ago. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. And, apparently, I wasn’t alone. Viewership, it seems, was way down. Which, I guess, given what he had to say, was a good thing. Trump not only lied, but he lied a lot, even […]

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Ypsilanti on Labor Day

I’d wanted to write an epic post about the meaning of Labor Day, but then I read Paul Krugman’s piece in today’s New York Times, realized that he’d done a better job of it than I could ever hope to, and decided to spend my time instead wondering around Ypsilanti with my camera. What follows […]

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Ann Curry forced by Matt Lauer to interact with crazy people cradling what appear to be dead babies

Generally speaking, I’d rather watch the elderly practice ballroom dancing at the gym than turn my attention to the overhead television, which is invariably tuned to the Today Show. I made an exception this morning, though, as the happy gang of falsely-laughing, purveyors of faux-news were “reporting” on their network’s most recent stunt-casting coup. (Apparently, […]

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ALEC, the move to codify the extremist Republican agenda, and the Michigan connection

Reading a column by Paul Krugman just now on the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in pushing so-called “Stand Your Ground” legislation around the country, I was reminded by a recent article in Mother Jones about how ALEC, working through the Mackinac Center, played a role in passing Michigan’s Public Act 4, […]

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