November 2012 Archive

The Grover Fake

By Marie Burns: What Frank Bruni doesn't know about economics and politics – he puts in the newspaper. In his New York Times column Bruni celebrates the Republican party's impending breakup with Grover Norquist and and no-tax pledge.

Dinner Won’t Do It

By Andrew Rudalevige: Since the election President Obama has received a wide range of unsolicited advice regarding his legislative relations as they pertain to his second term ...

If the Budget Debate Had a Nate Silver

By Dean Baker: At this point almost everyone has heard of Nate Silver, the New York Times polling analyst who had all the pundits looking stupid on election ...

Few Facts, A Lot Of Racism: Palestine In US Media

By Charlotte Silver: The worst time to try to grasp a political conflict is during a military confrontation. And yet, it is only at such times that the US media covers the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.

Andrew Goldman

An Open Letter to a NYT Magazine Hack

By Louis Proyect: Dear Mr. Andrew Goldman, First of all, let me congratulate you on being reinstated as a NY Times Magazine contributor after being suspended for tweeting a remark about Tippi Hendren sleeping her way into a job acting in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Birds”.

5 Obscenely Rich People Who Should Stop Whining About Taxes (and Listen to Warren Buffett)

By Alex Kane: In a New York Times Op-Ed published yesterday, billionaire investor Warren Buffett argues for higher taxes on the wealthy. Buffett slams the notion that the wealthy would stop investing if taxes went up on them, writing that we should “forget about the rich and ultrarich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if — gasp — capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased.”

China's Premier Wen Jiabao waves during the European Union-China summit at the Egmont Palace in Brussels

China’s Ping An Eyes Legal Action After NYT Reports On Premier’s Family Wealth

By Terril Yue Jones and Sui-Lee Wee...: China's second-biggest insurance company has threatened to take legal action against the New York Times for reports that Premier Wen Jiabao's relatives had accumulated massive wealth, largely through holdings in the firm.