Saturday, December 27, 2008

HOT5 Daily 12/27/2008

1. "Krugman: Barry Be Good" Exposing the many problems with Krugman's latest column.

Representative Sample: Krugman's column... it is truly ridiculous, but entertaining as you watch yet another person with a Nobel prize make a complete ass out of himself.

2. "Nobel for Sale" Speaking of the Nobel prize ... examines the latest controversy.

Representative Sample: Although previous awards have been presented to undeniably worthy recipients, today’s Nobel prizes appear to be not unlike the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

3. "Pardons - Mend 'Em, Don't End 'Em" The problems with presidential pardons and ideas for fixing them.

Representative Sample: I think we should amend the Constitution to limit the pardon power. Mend it, don't end it

4. "Why Do Celebrities Say Such Stupid Things?" It seems to be a requirement for celebrity. This post examines some recent celebrity idiocy.

Representative Sample: Actress Kate Winslet is the latest celebrity to utter something incredibly stupid.

5. "JINDAL IS NOT THE ANSWER"  A good analysis of why Jindal should not be the GOP nominee for president in 2012 . This  post is guaranteed to annoy many  Republicans.

Representative Sample: blatant race-based politics that can proclaim Jindal a serious candidate based at least partly – or mostly – on the color of his skin has no place in any party to which I want to belong.

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1 comment:

  1. The guy in 1 is a complete moron. He reproduces a chart that shows that under Clinton, government spending as a percentage of GDP reached multi-decade lows; then he uses it to say that no, the era of big government wasn't over in the 1990s.

    As for his rant about New Deal pork, it asserts things without argument, not even bothering to deal with e.g. Krugman's argument that the New Deal was about a national recovery. I'm reminded by an article of Nate Silver's about how the rise of right-wing talk radio has created a generation of conservatives who "have not just forgotten how to persuade; they have forgotten about the necessity of persuasion."