Scott Galupo


August 2010


When Did Glenn Beck Become a Megalomaniac?

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As the reactions to last weekend’s “Restoring Honor” rally pile up, pro and con, I’m reminded of the first time I was actually exposed to the guy--in this January 2007 Washington Post interview profile by David Segal.

This was before the presidential primary season had begun, before the Fox ...

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TAGS:
deficit and national debt
taxes
health care reform
Fox News
O'Reilly, Bill
Limbaugh, Rush
Obama, Barack
Lincoln, Abraham
Washington, DC
Beck, Glenn

Ideology Provides Few Answers on the Economy

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In his New York Times column today, David Brooks argues that we all need to think more like David Brooks: that is, less rigidly, more self-critically, and with a healthy dose of epistemic humility.

Sounds good to me

When it comes to what should be done about a “stubbornly weak recovery and ...

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TAGS:
economy
recession
Greece
Germany
taxes
China
Canada
economic stimulus
inflation
France
euro
Spain
Gingrich, Newt

Blame the Recession for the Deficit, Not Democrats

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At this point, if you’re a Democrat, you might as well throw up your hands, weep, and pray for a better 2012. The “spending spree” charge has stuck to you, and there’s simply nothing you’re going to be able to do about it between now and November.

Glenn Reynolds highlights some data from a blogger

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TAGS:
recession
economy
deficit and national debt
debt
Iraq war (2003-2011)
Obama, Barack
Reid, Harry
Pelosi, Nancy
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
health care
health care reform

A Balanced Budget Amendment Is Still a Stupid Idea

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The headline in The Hill newspaper—“Republicans see balanced budget amendment as potent campaign weapon"—may tell us everything we need to know about the apparent resurgence of this well-intentioned, but deeply misguided, idea.

“A balanced budget amendment has polled well in several Senate ...

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TAGS:
federal budget
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Dole, Bob
Reagan, Ronald
DeMint, Jim

Vacillating Voters Lean GOP? They'll Like Obama Again in 2012

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Ross Douthat wonders if Republicans have learned the right lessons from losing in 2006 and 2008 and from the prospect of winning big in 2010.

I think the more interesting question is what, if anything, voters themselves have learned or concluded. Look at voting patterns over the last 20 years, with ...

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TAGS:
Dole, Bob
Gore, Al
Obama, Barack
Clinton, Bill
Gingrich, Newt
Bush, George W.
Kerry, John
Congress
2010 Congressional elections

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