The Verdict On Bill Moyers

    As a special assistant to President Johnson, Bill Moyers–who is celebrated by our friends on the other side of the partisan divide as an exemplary journalist and voice of the forgotten–did the following: He sought to ferret out gay staff members in the Johnson Administration and tried to get J. Edgar Hoover to investigate whether there were gay staff members in Barry Goldwater’s campaign. He | Read More »

    Senator Obama’s Calculus of Fiscal Deception

    Barack Obama has sworn up and down that he can pay for every dime of his new proposed Federal spending. Alan Reynolds, of The Wall Street Journal must be a closet racist. He asks the rather mean-spirited question How’s Obama Going to Raise $4.3 Trillion? On one side of the balance sheet, Reynolds lists the potential credits against which the US Treasury will have to | Read More »

    The Politics Of The Bailout

    There is an awful lot of dishonesty and dirty campaigning going on in the dealings of the political class concerning negotiations about the bailout. See here. And here as well. The people responsible for this dishonesty and dirty campaigning are now on the cusp of gaining tremendous amounts of control over the financial sector of the United States. If that makes you sleep well at | Read More »

    Obama misrepresents Gov. Palin’s experience

    In an http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/01/obama-defends-natural-disaster-experience/ with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Obama was asked if his experience in the Senate compares with Palin’s experience. His answer: My understanding is that Gov. Palin’s town, Wassilla, has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe 12 million dollars a year – we have a budget of about three times that just for | Read More »

    Obama misrepresents Gov. Palin’s experience

    In an http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/01/obama-defends-natural-disaster-experience/ with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Obama was asked if his experience in the Senate compares with Palin’s experience. His answer: My understanding is that Gov. Palin’s town, Wassilla, has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe 12 million dollars a year – we have a budget of about three times that just for | Read More »