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Breaking: Another 'Right-leaning Newspaper' Endorses Obama!

Oct
27

Gee, I wonder which 'right-leaning' newspaper they mean?

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Chicago Tribune Doomsday: '1/12/11'

Oct
25

Funny. Every time I hear good news about employment in Illinois -- here's one from today's Chicago Sun-Times titled "Chicago Unemployment Rate Declines to 8 Percent, Lowest Since '08" -- I'm reminded of the following prediction of doom and gloom offered up by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board in January of 2011:

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Tribune Goes All Greek on Obama Budget

Feb
14

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board goes all Greek on Obama's proposed budget, not bothering to mention that we still are in a deflated economy with millions of unemployed. They even single out (not surprisingly) probably the only benefit going to all working people, namely the couple of bucks coming from the payroll tax cut. For them it's all about debt. But what would you expect from a group of dandies gone bankrupt?

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Jared Bernstein on America's 'Lost Decade'

Sep
14

Economist and former Obama-Administration official Jared Bernstein answers his own questions based on the miserable U.S. Census Report on income and poverty in a post titled, "The Lost Decade for the Middle Class".

What does all this tell us about how the American economic model has worked for the middle class and the poor?

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Moustache of Understanding has Bad News

Sep
09

The great Dean Baker comments on Tom 'Moustache of Understanding' Friedman's latest call for all of us to start making sacrifices:

.... In [Friedman's] world, sacrifice must be shared equally. Those who are incredibly rich and those who are barely getting [by] are both called upon to make sacrifices for the greater good. That's Thomas Friedman justice.

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Time to Put an End to the Teabaggers

Aug
08

As Kruggy says:

The real question facing America, even in purely fiscal terms, isn’t whether we’ll trim a trillion here or a trillion there from deficits. It is whether the extremists now blocking any kind of responsible policy can be defeated and marginalized.

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'Truth-telling' According to the Chicago Tribune

Apr
07

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The Chicago Tribune's initial reaction to Paul Ryan's Budget Plan is as loathsome as it is predictable:

What Real Leaders Do

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Hysteria in the Headline Dept.

Nov
14

So transferring these prisoners to Thomson is 'spose to mean we're recreating 'Gitmo'? What's next? Space aliens?

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Tribune Launches Much Improved Site Redesign

Aug
10

It's 2009 and the Chicago Tribune has only now figured out what it takes to design a website. Still, you have to hand it to them, it's a vast improvement over the previous iteration. They even went back to the old letterhead.

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Working Class Credentials Sham

Jul
06

A couple of people have commented on Ross Douthat's piece in the New York Times eulogizing the "democratic ideal" supposedly represented by Sarah Palin because she became a "success" (such as it was) even though she hadn't gone to "Columbia and Harvard".

Frankly, if you spend all your time in office representing the interests of the rich and powerful, it really doesn't matter if you were were born to a bunch of sharecroppers and went to a one-room school house.

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