Posts Tagged ‘William Kristol’

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/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/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 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 […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Crisis of Confidence The Short Version: The United States is in a bad mood! In his words: “The question is, can the next administration end America’s malaise?” Score: D (Depressing) Krugman certainly touches upon a widely held perception that we’re completely fucked […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Grains Gone Wild The Short Version: Add soaring costs of food to the list of ways in which we are completely fucked. In his words: “Oh, and in case you’re wondering: all the remaining presidential contenders are terrible on this issue.” Score: D+ […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/The Dilbert Strategy The Short Version: Any “reform” of the financial markets proposed by the Bush administration is a joke. In his words: “Oh, and the Bush administration actively blocked state governments when they tried to protect families against predatory lending.” Score: […]