So we all know that David Brooks is an idiot. We also know that he’s a liar. But it’s unusual to hear about it from “serious” figures in the SCLM. Paul Krugman is actually a serious person–in that his brain hasn’t decomposed into lima bean paste. He’s been in a back-and-forth with the the adjacent liar, Brooks, over the question of whether or not Ronald Reagan used racist campaign tactics. Krugman’s smack down response? It was all just an innocent mistake:
Tag: Ronald Reagan
Nov 11 2007
Nov 02 2007
“I intend to speak the truth to you tonight. It’s not pleasant, and certainly for me…It’s very painful. However, it is my hope, my prayer, that by being here tonight, I can open the door, provide you with a tiny glimpse of the tortured and of our moral and Christian responsibilities, to not only oppose, but to prevent torture.”
Sep 27 2007
In 1980, an African-American was equally likely to be either living in a college dorm or living in prison. Not anymore. In the last twenty-six years, we have made remarkable progress.
Today, the Census Bureau will release a study showing that American blacks are more than three times as likely to live in prison than in a college dorm.
And the study has more good news as well. Hispanic Americans in 1980 were more likely to live in college dorms than in prison. Now, there are 2.7 Hispanics in prison for every Hispanic in a college dorm.