The New York Times: In the Tank for the Obama Administration

No one should really be surprised, of course, by the fact that the New York Times seems to go out of its way to offer political support to the Obama administration. But still, this is quite extraordinary: If you read The New York Times‘ story on President Barack Obama‘s private meeting with news columnists Friday morning, you may …

Obamacare Is Slowly Dying, and No One Should Be Surprised

For quite a while now, we have been assured that we as a nation are well past the early hiccups and rough patches that attended the implementation of Obamacare. From here on out, we have been promised relatively smooth sailing. Everything is fine, everyone is happy, there is nothing bad or unpleasant to see, and …

More Things that Cause One to Wonder Whether the New York Times is in the Tank for Democrats

Remember this story? Sure you do. And now, there are follow ups to it! The New York Times has decided to put its clown-show act into overdrive with still more breathless reports about Marco Rubio's spending habits. It seems that Rubio decided to use part of an $800,000 book advance in order to get himself …

Things that Cause One to Wonder Whether the New York Times is in the Tank for Democrats

The clown show that is the New York Times came out with what it believed to be a heavy breather of a story, in which Jeanette and Marco Rubio--aspiring first lady and president of the United States--are made out to be something resembling traffic scofflaws. As the Times reports, "review of records dating back to …

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 …

Scott Walker Is the Right’s Barack Obama

One of the reasons why Barack Obama has been a successful politician is the fact that he has been fortunate in his choice of political opponents. Those opponents regularly make themselves look bad when they are seen as entertaining theories that the president was not born an American citizen, that he is a secret Muslim, …

Don’t Know Much about History (Paul Krugman Edition)

Look I understand that Paul Krugman is loath to give Ronald Reagan credit for anything good. But when he goes and makes things up about Reagan's economic record, someone should really call him on it. Preferably someone at the New York Times who is actually in charge of editing and fact-checking. Or doesn't the Times employ …

Why Does Paul Krugman Still Have a Job at the New York Times?

It is a mystery. Intemperate language and pure ignorance are not exactly the ingredients for a persuasive and intelligent column on policy issues--or any other issues, for that matter--but increasingly, Krugman's columns feature little else. Maybe the next time the New York Times wants to put out an editorial about legal issues, they will ask an …

Don’t Know Much about Recent History

The New York Times was forced to issue the following correction recently: An article on Sept. 11 about President Obama’s speech to the nation describing his plans for a military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, gave an incorrect comparison between efforts by the president to seek allies’ support for his plans …