Friday, February 26, 2010


The April 2010 Reason (not yet online) features a cover story on "The Big Lie ... The White House claims the economy is on the mend. That's a fantasy." Editor-in-chief Matt Welch's column is "Obama and the L-Word ... the president's habit of telling untruths." In 2008, millions fell in love with candidate Obama because they believed he was not a standard politician. Falling in love with politicians is never a good idea.

The March 1 New Yorker included a profile of Paul Krugman which noted editing help that he gets from wife Robin Wells.

He had written, “As Obama tries to deal with the crisis, he will get no help from Republican leaders,” and after this she inserted the sentence “Worse yet, he’ll get obstruction and lies.”

There are intelligent adults in the world who go to bed each night believeing that the other side tells lies, but their side is above all that.