Quote of the Day

Mr Krugman thus implied that the British government—deliberately or mistakenly—had engineered measly growth at the beginning of its term, thus making it easier for the economy to roar back as the election approached. That would seem to ascribe to the coalition an unrealistic level of strategic wizardry and general deviousness, beyond even that possessed by …

Let’s Put Matters Bluntly

The Charlie Hebdo murders were caused by Islamist terrorists. They were not a false flag operation. Anyone who says otherwise is a lunatic. Any group of people who publish that particular anyone's claims that the Charlie Hebdo murders were a false flag operation may be considered a group of lunatics. Any former politician whose name …

Let Me Fix a Headline for the New York Times

This piece should have been entitled "Amiri Baraka, Embracer of Lunatic Conspiracy Theories and Noted Anti-Semite, Dies at 79." And here is why: [Baraka] came to renewed, unfavorable attention in 2002, when a poem he wrote about the Sept. 11 attacks, which contained lines widely seen as anti-Semitic, touched off a firestorm that resulted in the …