September 2012 Archive

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David Brooks’ ‘Rithmetic

By Marie Burns: In his New York Times column today, David Brooks explains the American economy to his readers, addressing us as if we were fifth-graders. ...

Redesign Your Cause: Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas Kristof Didn’t Join Colleagues To Back NYT Overseas Employees in Union Fight

By Mike Elk: Yesterday, two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof penned an op-ed titled “Students Over Unions” bashing the Chicago Teachers Union's current strike.

Bonds

Pity the Savers, Not

By Dean Baker: As the Fed has attempted to push interest rates down with the purpose of boosting the economy, there have been numerous stories mourning ...

Barack Obama meets with Peter Orszag

NYTimes Columnist Sent Article Draft to White House’s Valerie Jarrett for Comments Before Publishing

By Daniel Halper: The latest Bob Woodward books reveals that Peter Orszag, at the time a columnist for the New York Times, sent a draft of an article to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett for review and comments before publishing.

Mitt Romney

New York Times Wipes Story Detailing Mitt Romney’s Attack On Obama

By Ryan Grim & Michael Calderone: On Wednesday, the New York Times published a provocative story bylined by David E. Sanger and Ashley Parker, leading with the news ...

Tar Sands Texas

NYT’s ‘Texas News’ Ignores Tar Sands Blockade

By Michael M'Gehee: The founder of the environmental group 350.org, and author of more than a dozen environmental books, Bill McKibben, has said that the Keystone XL pipeline "would bring some of the dirtiest energy on the planet from Canada through the U.S. to the Gulf Coast."

David Brooks

Did Public Schools Fail David Brooks?

By Dean Baker: Readers of his column on the Chicago public school strike will no doubt be asking this question as they wade through this morass of error ...

Mitt Romney

Romney Adviser Admitted Libya Flub Before New York Times Scrubbed Story

By Joe Coscarelli: A front page New York Times article this Thursday morning describes how Mitt Romney "personally approved" his apology-less campaign statement yesterday accusing Barack Obama of sympathizing with terrorists...

Moodys

What Does Moody’s Mean If It Downgrades U.S. Debt?

By Dean Baker: The NYT tells us that Moody's, the bond-rating agency that thought all those subprime mortgage backed securities were Aaa, is threatening to downgrade U.S. government ...

Egypt Protests

Cairo Riots and Libyan Killing: As Time Goes By

By Daniel Warner: The other day, protesters stormed over the wall of the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, capturing the American flag and destroying it. ...

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