Category Archives: Partisanship

The Kennedy-Obama Connection

Trivial Over 50 years ago a campaigning John F. Kennedy had to defend his Catholicism against suspicions that he would have mixed allegiances and even defer to the Pope. He later presided over an intense period of conflict between Cuba … Continue reading

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Adam Smith, TMS on the effects of bitter partisanship

I’ve been reading Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments on and off. (Hey, it’s so old you can get a free digital version for your e-reader at a site like this.) I’ve read elsewhere that Smith considered TMS his proudest … Continue reading

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Pay Me to Get a Job

In July, North Carolina cut its maximum unemployment benefit from 99 to 19 weeks and from $535 to $350 per week. Since that time North Carolina’s workforce – those with a job or looking for one – has reportedly shrunk … Continue reading

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Dr. Krugman and Mr. Hyde

I’ve criticized several of Paul Krugman’s posts on this blog, so a reader might think I’m simply opposed to him. That’s not the case. In fact, I find myself more often igniting the ire of, hem, “right leaning” friends when … Continue reading

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The ACA Is Bringing Out the Worst in Paul Krugman

Rather it’s the botched rollout of the ACA aka Obamacare that seems to have thrown Krugman into defensive fits. Normally Dr. Krugman’s intelligence and his careful, clear writing protects him from obviously contradicting himself. But his “conscious of a liberal” … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton and the “C” Word

Hillary Clinton has consistently cited compromise as a cornerstone of democracy and a key to American’s history and progress. Recently she advised that “It is also a responsibility of citizenship. It’s important not to vote for people who proudly say … Continue reading

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Krugman on Government Services: Passable Is Good Enough

If I posted every time Krugman contorted numbers to suit his ideology, set up strawmen to demonize his opponents, or took things out of context I’d be better off with a dedicated blog for that purpose. But the following statement … Continue reading

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