February 2013 Archive

Italian Elections

The ‘Populists’ and the ‘Experts’

By Costas Panayotakis The reporting by the New York Times of the recent election in Italy suggests, yet again, that confusion regarding the European crisis continues ...

Alien and Sedition laws

The Court Erects a Barrier Against Civil Liberties Politicization of Justice

By Norman Pollack: Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Supreme Court, Allito’s majority opinion, took a significant step in linking counterterrorism to the ugly strain of anticommunism, McCarthyism, ...

Italy Voting

Is an “Expert” Someone Who Is Surprised by Developments in Their Area of Expertise?

By Dean Baker: That might seem to be the definition given the way they are often featured in news accounts. A NYT piece on the results of the ...