Posts Tagged ‘Paul Krugman’

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. William Kristol/The Jewish State at 60 The Short Version: Happy Birthday, Israel. You are surrounded by crazies. In his words: “Still, even though the security of Israel is very much at risk, the good news is that, unlike in the 1930s, the Jews are […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Thinking About November The Short Version: Obama’s probably going to blow it because whites don’t like him!   In his words: “In recent decades, Democrats have had little trouble unifying after hard-fought primary campaigns. ” Score: F (Failure) This is a depressingly cynical (but untruthful) column that implies […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Success Breeds Failure The Short Version: Don’t get too excited about the financial markets. In his words: “[T]he next crisis will probably be worse than this one.” Score: B- (Been there) Krugman describes an entrenched cycle of boom/bust/haphazard regulation in the financial markets […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Party of Denial The Short Version: I still love Hillary even if she supports that stupid gas-tax holiday. In his words: “But if the Democrats really want to pin the denialist label on John McCain, health care is the place to focus.” Score: D+ […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Bush Made Permanent The Short Version: The Maverick is a Loser! In his words: “Mr. McCain proposes making almost all of the Bush tax cuts, which are currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2010, permanent.” Score: B- (Basic) We already know […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selection opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Self-Inflicted Confusion The Short Version: Friends! I told you Hillary was the best, and because you ignored me and got wrapped up in the Obullshit message of “change,” you shall now suffer accordingly. In his words: “The attacks from the Clinton campaign have been badminton […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Running Out of Planet To Exploit The Short Version: Let’s face it. We’re probably running out of oil. In his words: “But this time may be different: concerns about what happens when an ever-growing world economy pushes up against the limits of […]