The Democratic Party’s Failure on Trade Policy

As anyone who follows the news is aware, Barack Obama's biggest legislative goal for his second term is to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. He may well get fast-track authority in order to push for passage of the agreement, and the agreement may yet pass. I hope that he does get fast-track authority, and …

Paul Krugman Is Fundamentally Dishonest (A Continuing Series)

Any just and intellectually defensible analysis of the New York Times's decision to hire Paul Krugman as a columnist has to conclude that in making the hire, the Times severely harmed its own credibility. Krugman simply cannot be trusted to present facts and make honest arguments. Behold the latest example of Krugman's thoroughgoing mendacity. Comes …

Speaking of “Derpy” . . .

Look, I am no fan of Ron Paul's, and I don't take his views on monetary policy seriously. But this Paul Krugman hit piece is silly on multiple levels. You can't criticize the content of a televised presentation when the sound is off, leaving you unable to discuss anything that was said in the presentation. If you …

Paul Krugman and the Truth Just Don’t Seem to Get Along

I won't hold my breath waiting for the New York Times to correct Paul Krugman's latest op-ed piece. But the New York Times really ought to correct Paul Krugman's latest op-ed piece. And perhaps it ought to discipline Krugman for being so cavalier with the facts, which in his op-ed, he pretends are "awkward" for the …

The Never Ending Trainwreck

If you want some reassuring news about Obamacare, you have come to the wrong blog: The president of the United States informs us that under Obamacare, we "might end up having to switch doctors." This is the part where I remind readers--as though any reminder were actually needed--that during the campaign for Obamacare, the president reassured …

Your “Nothing to See Here, Move Along” Post of the Day

I am really tired of linking to stories like this one, but it's necessary to do so, given the fact that some people are pretending that the implementation of Obamacare is going just as planned: In a colossal “oh by the way” revelation, last Friday afternoon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal …

“Hooey,” Eh?

Today's agitprop piece column by Paul Krugman features the claim that apparently, only "actors" in commercials get notices informing them that their insurance plans have been canceled because of Obamacare (in fact, nearly 93,000 people in Louisiana have lost or are losing their health care plans). It also puts forth the following assertion: . . …