8:23 AM, Oct 10, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, claimed today that a New York Times editor confided in him that Paul Krugman's column is "their biggest nightmare." Scarborough wouldn't reveal which Times editor told him that, and he said it was told to him "off the record."
The conversation veered toward Krugman when guest Niall Ferguson went after Krugman. "No one seems to edit that blog at the New York Times. And it's time that somebody called him out. People are afraid of him. I'm not," said Ferguson of Krugman.
Scarborough replied, "I actually won't tell you which public editor it was but one of the public editors of the New York Times told me off the record after my debate [on Charlie Rose's show earlier this year] that their biggest nightmare was his column every week."
Watch here, around the 1:50 mark:
Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"Something terrible has happened to the soul of the Republican Party. We’ve gone beyond bad economic doctrine. We’ve even gone beyond selfishness and special interests. At this point we’re talking about a state of mind that takes positive glee in inflicting further suffering on the already miserable.
Thinks "those who disagree with him are sociopaths."9:31 AM, May 5, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
As Clive Crook notes on Bloomberg, that while Paul Krugman does not suffer fools gladly, he does not necessarily believe that everyone “who disagrees with him [is] either a fool or a knave ... Many of those who disagree with him are sociopaths.”
9:16 AM, Jan 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a blog post on the New York Times website, columnist Paul Krugman says no to serving as treasury secretary. Which is clarifying, even though he was never offered the job anyway.
1:18 PM, Dec 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
According to Twitter, the official White House Twitter feed is similar to those belonging to the Washington Post, blogger Andrew Sullivan, liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, NBC, and Chris Cuomo (the brother of New York Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo).
"I think Jon Stewart's brilliant."9:08 AM, Apr 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama sat down with Rolling Stone for an hour long interview, which the editors there are billing the "most substantive interview the president has granted in over a year." The president used the opportunity to single out two conservative Americans for attack.
12:33 PM, Apr 18, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Charles Blahous, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, published a study last week about the disastrous effect of Obamacare on the budget deficit--in direct contrast to claims by the Obama administration (supported by the Congressional Budget Office) that the law would reduce the deficit. Blahous estimates that over 10 years, Obamacare will add a net $1.15 trillion to the federal deficit.
10:00 AM, Sep 29, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Well, sort of. Before I get to Krugman, a little relevant context.
Lots of people are talking about former OMB head Peter Orszag's latest article in The New Republic. Essentially, he argues in favor of solving America's problems by circumventing democracy, shifting more power to make policy away from elected politicians and giving it to nonpolitical technocrats.
3:33 PM, Sep 26, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Princeton professor Paul Krugman, talking about Paul Ryan's budget:
"...His budget would kill people. No question," Princeton University and Nobel Prize [w]inning economist Paul Krugman told CNN. "The cuts in Medicare he's proposing, the replacement of Medicare by a voucher system would in the end mean that tens of millions of Americans would not be able to afford essential health care. So that counts as cruelty to me."
Sep 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 02 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Paul Krugman, of Princeton and the New York Times, was up early last Sunday morning, reflecting, as many of his fellow Americans were, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. He chose to share his thoughts on the meaning of the day. Here’s his contribution in its entirety, posted at 8:41 a.m., five minutes before the first moment of silence was to begin at Ground Zero:
Rick Perry's entrance into the presidential race scares liberal critics.11:42 AM, Aug 15, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
One surefire way to tell that Rick Perry's entry into the presidential race is having a big impact is the sheer number of hit pieces that have been written against him in a 48-hour period.
11:38 AM, Aug 5, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Jay Cost argues convincingly that “No serious Democratic official would dare challenge Obama for the nomination.” But Ralph Nader says that “I would guess that the chances of there being a challenge to Obama in the primary are almost 100 percent.” Nader says that challenger could be “an ex-senator or an ex-governor” or “an intellectual leader or an environmental leader.”