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Jackie Calmes

Sequestration Zzzzzzz -- Californians Have Seen This Movie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When fiscal crises become the "new normal" the public begins to remember that they elected politicians to do a job. And part of their job description is to take care of the public purse and not to create problems where none exist.

Jason Linkins

NYT Runs Incomprehensible, Dismissive Review Of 'Bailout'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Let's look at Jackie Calmes' poorly argued New York Times "takedown" of the former TARP Special Inspector General's new book, Bailout. If you're living in America, and you can't figure out why "Wall Street turned so hostile to President Obama's re-election," then you haven't been paying sufficient attention. In the first place, people on Wall Street have made it pretty clear that their major beef with Obama is that he refuses to characterize them as all-knowing, all-wise, fully redeemed individuals. Instead, he has been critical of the role they played in the financial crisis. And that's what hacks them off. And Wall Street knows they'll be getting a better deal from Romney, so they support him. Do I really have to spell this out for Jackie Calmes? Apparently, yes!

Mr. Boehner, People in Burning Houses Shouldn't Brandish TNT

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

To date, the orange-faced, red-nosed Mr. Boehner has been more of a pie-throwing clown than the ringmaster of a well-oiled Republican circus.