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Paul Krugman: Health Care Is Still in Danger

"The latest round of falsehoods about health care, combined with the defamation of the C.B.O., may be gaining some political traction": Health Care Is Still in Danger, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Will Senate Republicans try to destroy health care...

Paul Krugman Warns Americans: Don't Let Russia Distract Us, When Healthcare for Millions Is at Risk

"Don't let the bad guys in the senate do terrible things because you weren't paying attention." In 2017, many Americans start their day by calling their senators and begging them not to take away their healthcare. Others show up at government offices or on the street. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Trump Is a Big Baby Who Threatens the Health of Millions

He may not be able to pass his legislation, but he can make the country suffer. Since he took office in January, Donald Trump has predicted the imminent demise of Obamacare. Six months later, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, and the GOP is no closer to repeal and replacement. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Health Care in a Time of Sabotage

"It’s basically about spite": Health Care in a Time of Sabotage, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Is Trumpcare finally dead? Even now, it’s hard to be sure, especially given Republican moderates’ long track record of caving in to extremists at...

Takers and Fakers | Paul Krugman

Takers and Fakers | Paul Krugman: Krugman spells out what the GOP’s actual health care vision is. They just can’t say it out loud because it’s heartless: Believe it or not, conservatives actually do have a more or less coherent vision of health care. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman Explains Obamacare

Obamacare is an ungainly creature propped up by numerous legs, all held together with duct tape, bailing wire, snot, and lies.

Paul Krugman: Republicans Leap Into the Awful Known

"Will this vileness prevail?": Republicans Leap Into the Awful Known, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Sometime in the next few days the Congressional Budget Office will release its analysis of the latest version of the Republican health care plan. Senator...

Paul Krugman: Republicans Have Declared War on Truth Itself

Twenty-two million Americans stand to lose health insurance, and the GOP cries "fake news." Accusing the media of being "fake news" has worked so well for the Republicans, they've decided to give it a try against anyone who dares question their atrocious policies. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Republicans are on the brink of completing a long, deadly con

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It was supposed to die in the House of Representatives. As recently as June, pundits were pronouncing the Senate’s health care legislation dead in the water. But this week Mitch McConnell unveiled a revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and incredibly, Democrats lack a third...

Paul Krugman: Republicans Are on the Brink of Completing a Long, Deadly Con

Gutting American health care is what the GOP has wanted all along. It was supposed to die in the House of Representatives. As recently as June, pundits were pronouncing the Senate's health care legislation dead in the water. But this...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: The Cruelty and Fraudulence of Mitch McConnell’s Health Bill

"the last act in a long con": The Cruelty and Fraudulence of Mitch McConnell’s Health Bill, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: A few days ago the tweeter in chief demanded that Congress enact “a beautiful new HealthCare bill” before it...

Krugman: We Don't Need No Education

Paul Krugman: A few days ago Pew reported that Republicans, who were already much less positive than Democrats about higher education, have turned very negative on the role of colleges in America. True to form, this worries some liberal...Show More Summary

When was the Golden Age of conservative intellectuals?

Paul Krugman says a mix of “never” and “certainly not now” (my paraphrases, not actual quotations from him).  Here is one bit: On environment, a similar turn took place a bit later.  The use of markets and price incentives to fight pollution...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Republicans Have No Ideas at All

Why can't the GOP come up with a viable alternative to Obamacare? The answer is obvious. We'll find out soon enough if Republicans are craven enough to sell out their constituents' health care in the name of tax cuts for the rich. What we do know is that they're every bit as terrible at governance as they are effective at obstruction. Show More Summary

Morals and income

Via Brad DeLong comes two posts with observations that add to the discussion on our observations of the economic conditions driven by human nature: Figure 1 Paul Krugman points us to this notion: Should-Read: Paul Krugman (2015): WHEN VALUES DISAPPEAR: “Back in the 60s and 70s… there was much talk about the disintegration of… African-American […]

Paul Krugman: Three Legs Good, No Legs Bad

There are three good reasons why Republicans, in their quest to fund tax cuts for the wealthy, can't find an alternative to Obamacare that avoids "a huge rise in the number of uninsured": Three Legs Good, No Legs Bad, by...

Paul Krugman: The GOP Is Never Returning to Reality

Click here for reuse options! It's not just Trump. The entire party has embraced post-truth politics. Two years ago, New York Times Magazine asked whether the GOP could be a "party of ideas." The answer, then and now, is a resounding no. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Attack of the Republican Decepticons

Conservatives "keep scaling new heights of dishonesty in their attempt to sell their reverse-Robin Hood agenda": Attack of the Republican Decepticons, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Does anyone remember the “reformicons”? A couple of years back there was much talk...

White House Women Face Bigger Gender Pay Gap Than the National Average

Female Trump staffers make 20 percent less than their male counterparts. / > Related Stories Paul Krugman: Trump Is About to Launch His First Major War, and It's as Ill-Conceived as You'd Imagine Will Women Vote for Women in 2018? It Depends on If They're Married Meet the 'Modern-Day President': Donald Trump May Have Degraded the Dignity of the Office Beyond Repair

Dean Baker v. Paul Krugman on Trump’s Tariffs

Paul Krugman goes after Trump on his trade war agenda, which alas prompts Dean Baker to go holier (more progressive) than thou on Krugman. While there are passages where Dean is making sense, some of this is bait and switch in my view. Show More Summary

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