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Wanted: Real leaders

By Thomas Friedman TO Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor, I just have two words of advice: Herbert Hoover. I know you’re all familiar with that name. Hoover lives in infamy in U.S. … Continue reading

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It’s just words

By STANLEY B. GREENBERG BARACK OBAMA can’t catch a break from the American public on the economy, even though he prevented a depression and saved global capitalism. Perhaps the president finds solace in knowing he’s not alone. During this period … Continue reading

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The president surrenders

By Paul Krugman A deal to raise the federal debt ceiling is in the works. If it goes through, many commentators will declare that disaster was avoided. But they will be wrong. For the deal itself, given the available information, … Continue reading

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The culture of balance

By Paul Krugman The facts of the crisis over the debt ceiling aren’t complicated. Republicans have, in effect, taken America hostage, threatening to undermine the economy and disrupt the essential business of government unless they get policy concessions they would … Continue reading

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Different visions for our country

By JACKIE CALMES and CARL HULSE Negotiations over a broad deficit reduction plan collapsed in acrimony on Friday after Speaker John A. Boehner suddenly broke off talks with President Obama, raising the risk of an economy-shaking default. The latest turn in the summer’s … Continue reading

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Getting to Crazy

By Paul Krugman There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety — in the spectacle of … Continue reading

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Ludicrous and Cruel

By Paul Krugman Many commentators swooned earlier this week after House Republicans, led by the Budget Committee chairman, Paul Ryan, unveiled their budget proposals. They lavished praise on Mr. Ryan, asserting that his plan set a new standard of fiscal … Continue reading

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