November 29, 2002
Awards I don't ever want to win

When you win an award, I often see it as joining a club of people who've won it before. Therefore, I'm creating a list of awards I don't want to win. We'll start with the Nobel Peace Prize (Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter). The Heisman Trophy (O.J. Simpson). Time's Man of the Year (Adolf Hitler). Editor […]

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November 29, 2002
Compare and contrast

While Krugman sees a vast right-wing conspiracy on every channel, his colleague Nicholas Kristof does some good work exposing the AIDS crisis in China. Since it is responsible for making these people sick, the Chinese government owes them supplies of the antiretroviral drugs that combat the virus. If the Communist Party used the money squandered […]

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November 29, 2002
Why do I feel qualified to rant about economics?

For the same reason New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is qualified to rant about the media. [T]his week Al Gore said the obvious. "The media is kind of weird these days on politics," he told The New York Observer, "and there are some major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of […]

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November 26, 2002
Good news for free speech

A federal judge has allowed one of those "corrupting" issue advocacy ads to go on the air in time for a federal special election in Hawaii. This is good news for free speech -- and likely an indication of rough waters ahead for the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. The most surprising thing? Hawaii is […]

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November 26, 2002
Another one bites the dust

It's not Kenny-boy Lay, so it won't please a certian person I know, but you've got another former Enron executive pleading guilty.

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November 26, 2002
More on New Source Review

Count on The Wall Street Journal to publish a commonsense article on the entire issue. My carburetor analogy in the article below turns out to be amazingly apropos. In one famous case, DTE Energy Corp., parent of Detroit Edison Co., tried to replace older, less efficient propeller blades in several steam turbines at its biggest […]

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November 25, 2002
If you listened to Krugman...

...you'd believe that the state of the environment in the United States is continually getting worse. While that's not factually the case, in his Tuesday column, Krugman argues just that. [L]ast week the Bush administration announced new rules that would effectively scrap "new source review," a crucial component of our current system of air pollution […]

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November 24, 2002
Everyone can hate

In a story that has not made the national media (and may never get much national attention), a 19-year-old homosexual man named Nicholas Gutierrez has been charged with the murder of a 51-year-old woman. The woman, Mary Stachowicz, was a Christian who reportedly questioned Gutierrez about his sexuality. Chicago Police Cmdr. Lee Epplen said Gutierrez, […]

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November 22, 2002
Knowing the U.N., this isn't surprising

U.N. Accuses Israel Over Aid Worker's Death.

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November 22, 2002
It's obvious you're run out of ideas when...

...you're Paul Krugman and you come up with this as the basis for your column. In Friday's column, Krugman attacks some Republicans for having successful progeny. [A]merica, we all know, is the land of opportunity. Your success in life depends on your ability and drive, not on who your father was. Just ask the Bush […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.
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