January 2013 Archive

Sick Old People Causing Decline and Fall of Nation — David Brooks

By Marie Burns: In Tuesday’s New York Times, columnist David Brooks argues that providing health insurance to older Americans is precipitating the decline and fall of ...

Why Paul Krugman Should Be President Obama’s Pick For US Treasury Secretary

By Mark Weisbrot: Not only is he the world's best-known economist, Krugman has the intellect and integrity to resist Wall Street's calls for austerity.

The Health Care Act Was Never “A Good First Step”

By Charles P. Pierce: Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a lengthy story about how health-insurance companies are jacking up their premiums now that the Affordable Care Act is coming fully on line...

Michelle Rhee Yes, The Real Facts No!

By Bob Somerby: Who the Sam Hill is Motoko Rich? Until this very day, we had very little idea.

Brennan’s Support for Torture Is Not an ‘Accusation’

By Jim Naureckas: The New York Times' Scott Shane reporting on the news that President Barack Obama plans to nominate his terrorism adviser John Brennan to be head of the CIA, writes...

Krugman Backs Minting a $1Trn Platinum Coin

By Alex Hern: The real funny story's the debt ceiling.

New York Times Supports Austerity Harshness

By Stephen Lendman: Austerity reflects predatory capitalist harshness. Bankers, other corporate favorites, and super-rich elites are enriched at the expense of most others. Force-fed policies are destructive. ...

The New York Times’s Little Censorship Problem

By Lisa Simeone: The New York Times has a travel blog called “In Transit.” On Thursday, January 3, 2013 the blog published a post called “Keep Your ...

Welcome to Generation “Fidgital”

By Katie Mcdonough: The New York Times introduces a new word -- and pegs a new problem.