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trump is poisoning us without our even realizing it: paul krugman


the damage trump has inflicted on the social fabric of the country, before and after charlottesville, has been meticulously documented. what has been less explored is the massive harm he’s doing to our physical environment. and as paul krugman writes in his friday column, he has accomplished t...






‘every word is a lie’: paul krugman says trumpcare is ‘designed to do exactly op


new york times columnist paul krugman argued this week that the latest legislative strategy being used by president donald trump, house speaker paul ryan and other republicans is to blatantly lie about the bills they are trying to pass. in his monday column, krugman marvels at how the republican par...






‘talk about snowflakes!’: paul krugman roasts gop ‘whining’ about angry town hal


as some republican lawmakers continue to hide from angry constituents who are upset about their plans to repeal the affordable care act, new york times columnist paul krugman is calling them out for what he sees as hypocritical pleas for civility. in his friday column, krugman pointed out that many ...






paul krugman: trump fans say they’re confident in the economy — but they’re not


economist paul krugman revealed in his new york times column monday that the only people that are confident about the economy are republicans. even those who are confident are still not acting on it to spur economic growth. citing a series of interviews with corporate owners and ceos, krugman wonder...






paul krugman: ‘future historians may well record that american democracy died in


new york times columnist and nobel prize-winning economist paul krugman has taken stock of several recent events and has come away very pessimistic about the future of democracy in the united states. writing on his own blog, krugman warns that america is rapidly turning into a kleptocracy that he ca...






trump gratuitously rejects the paris climate accord


president trump’s fight against climate change is driven by spite, writes columnist paul krugman.






‘looking like a failed agenda’: paul krugman brutally mocks trump’s loud talk an


new york times columnist paul krugman on monday brutally mocked president donald trump’s recent executive orders on trade, which he said were insignificant “nothingburgers” that would do nothing to alter american trade policy. specifically, krugman explained that trump’s two ...






paul krugman: i was right — trump’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan is a sha


last november, new york times columnist paul krugman predicted that the trump administration’s “trillion-dollar infrastructure plan” would never come to fruition. on thursday, krugman tweeted a link to an axios.com story that appears to confirm his skepticism about the plan because...






‘get real’: paul krugman blasts trump’s ‘arrogant’ economic growth projections


economist paul krugman destroyed president donald trump’s “economic arrogance,” as he called it, in a new york times op-ed in which he explains how flawed the president’s economic projections appear. krugman notes that the trump administration has based its budget on the beli...






‘they have learned nothing’: paul krugman tears into cable news for cheering on


new york times columnist paul krugman took major cable news organizations to the woodshed on monday over their cheerleading for president donald trump’s use of military force in syria. in his monday column, krugman explained that trump’s tomahawk missile strike against a syrian airbase w...






paul krugman says trump exposes gop dirty secret: the republican party ‘has been


new york times columnist paul krugman asserted on monday that donald trump’s presidency has shown that the republican party is completely unprepared and unable to enact the policies it has promised voters for years. in his monday column, krugman notes that the republican party’s failure ...






paul krugman exposes the biggest con artist in american politics this side of do


paul krugman pegged him as a con artist virtually from the start of his political career. back in 2010, he even devoted a column to him aptly titled, “the flimflam man.” no, he was not referring to the man with the world’s most destructive twitter habit. the object of the new york ...






paul krugman says democracy and trump can’t coexist: ‘either he or the republic


new york times columnist and pulitzer prize-winning economist paul krugman believes there are only two ways donald trump’s presidency can end: either with his resignation, or the death of democracy. in a tweet storm posted on tuesday morning that analyzed the events of the past few days —...






‘a giant ripoff’: paul krugman explains why trump’s infrastructure plan is alrea


in theory, a massive infrastructure spending bill might be something that president donald trump and members of the democratic party could agree upon. however, economist paul krugman takes a look at the current makeup of the house of representatives and concludes that any infrastructure bill capable...






paul krugman: ‘an outraged populace’ is ‘our last defense’ against trump’s assau


new york times columnist paul krugman believes our democracy is in peril — but he’s hopeful that an engaged and angry citizenry can put a stop to president donald trump’s attacks on our independent judiciary and free press. writing in his monday column, the nobel prize-winning econ...






‘it’s about race’: paul krugman goes on epic rant against trump killing daca


new york times columnist paul krugman went off on an epic rant attacking president donald trump and his immigration “program” that would end the protections put in place by former president barack obama for children of immigrants. “even if you buy some of the more dubious anti-immi...






krugman: trump is like the monster child who terrorizes a town in an episode of


economist and new york times columnist paul krugman compared president donald trump on friday to an evil child with supernatural powers as portrayed in an episode of the late 1950s and early 60s tv show, “the twilight zone.” “fans of old tv series may remember a classic ‘twil...






paul krugman has the perfect analogy for republicans’ obamacare replacement


in their ceaseless quest to strip americans of any form of state-sponsored health care, republicans from sen. rand paul (r-ky) to rep. justin amash (r-mi) have panned the house gop’s affordable care act replacement as “obamacare 2.0.” for paul krugman, it’s closer to “o...






krugman: republicans love 'personal responsibility' yet won't hold trump account


this administration is suffering from an "epidemic of infallibility." america is suffering from a national disease, paul krugman warns in monday's column, and it's far beyond what current medicine can fix, unless big pharma is hiding the cure for narcissism. it is, he writes, "an epidemic of infallibility," a congenital failure ever to take responsibility for mistakes, admit wrongdoing, or god forbid, apologize. it didn't start with donald trump. krugman warned us years ago of the perils of the bush administration's "mensch gap," as he dubbed it, the lack of "an upstanding person" who would own his actions and apologize for and fix wrongdoing. "nobody in that administration," krugman writes, "ever seemed willing to accept responsibility for policy failures, whether it was the






krugman: republicans love 'personal responsibility' yet won't hold trump account


this administration is suffering from an "epidemic of infallibility." america is suffering from a national disease, paul krugman warns in monday's column, and it's far beyond what current medicine can fix, unless big pharma is hiding the cure for narcissism. it is, he writes, "an epidemic of infallibility," a congenital failure ever to take responsibility for mistakes, admit wrongdoing, or god forbid, apologize. it didn't start with donald trump. krugman warned us years ago of the perils of the bush administration's "mensch gap," as he dubbed it, the lack of "an upstanding person" who would own his actions and apologize for and fix wrongdoing. "nobody in that administration," krugman writes, "ever seemed willing to accept responsibility for policy failures, whether it was the






paul krugman: trump is poisoning us without our even realizing it


he's already changing america, and his legacy "will literally be toxic." the damage trump has inflicted on the social fabric of the country, before and after charlottesville, has been meticulously documented. what has been less explored is the massive harm he's doing to our physical environment. and as paul krugman writes in his friday column, he has accomplished this without passing a significant piece of legislation.the central problem, krugman believes, is that trump seems to think he can solve the country's ills by putting the "right" people in charge. in the case of the epa, that means nominating a chief administrator who has sued the government body a dozen times.as oklahoma attorney general, scott pruitt lobbied tirelessly on behalf of the fossil fuel industry. now






review: local author/climber bree loewen writes about a life in mountain rescue


loewen, who lives in carnation, writes a page-turner of a memoir about her volunteer work with seattle mountain rescue.






paul krugman incinerates trump's doomed economic agenda


the new york times columnist takes apart an incoherent trade policy. for someone obsessed with deals, donald trump can't seem to make any as president, especially when it comes to trade.in his monday new york times column, paul krugman explains that even the two executive orders trump signed on march 31 amounted to a minor issue of tariff collection, and troublingly, "its content apparently duplicated an act president obama already signed last year." while his most ardent supporters may still believe trump can magically create jobs at the swipe of a pen, krugman explains that:business seems to have decided that mr. trump is a paper tiger on trade: the flow of corporate relocations to mexico, which slowed briefly while c.e.o.s tried to curry favor with the new president, has resumed. tra






chris cornell's wife writes note: 'i know that was not you'


chris cornell's widow has penned a letter addressed to the late soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life. vicky cornell writes in the note published online by billboard on wednesday that she's sorry she didn't "see what happened to you that night." cornell was pronounced dead on may...






who gets april's moutza? adidas with tone-deaf email competes with trump staffer


who wins the golden moutza of april? "so many idiots, so little time and space!" writes lori trentanelli. "this month deserves exclusive t-shirts. nah!" writes ann macintosh baker on facebook. "with so many to choose from why not have a moutza olympics?" asked steve johnson. "gold, silver and bronze...






paul krugman: the trump administration's newest lie may be its most galling yet


jeff sessions wants you to believe dreamers are stealing american jobs. it's patently untrue. trump's winding down of deferred action for childhood arrivals (daca) is a moral abomination. as many as 800,000 people, who were brought to the united states as young children and have lived in the country their entire lives, now face the prospect of deportation because the department of justice has decided, among other dubious justifications, that these immigrants have "denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of americans."as paul krugman writes in his friday column, this is an outright falsehood—and perhaps the administration's most vile to date.no one should have to prove their innate value to a country's economy, but even by this perverse metric daca beneficiaries, or dreamers, have show






paul krugman: the trump administration's newest lie may be its most galling yet


jeff sessions wants you to believe the myth that dreamers are stealing american jobs. trump's decision to wind down the deferred action for childhood arrivals (daca) program is a moral abomination. as many as 800,000 people, who were brought to the united states as young children and have lived in the country their entire lives, face the prospect of deportation because the department of justice claims, among other dubious justifications, that these immigrants have "denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of americans."as paul krugman writes in his friday column, this is an outright falsehood, and perhaps the administration's most vile lie to date.no one should have to prove their innate value to a country's economy, but even by this perverse metric most daca beneficiaries, or dreamers, ha






paul krugman reveals why so many trump supporters vote against their own self-in


the new york times columnist debunks the notion that west virginians hope to recrown king coal. since his shocking election last fall, the media has coalesced around a narrative that millions of americans across the country voted for donald trump on the assumption that he'd be able to recrown king coal. in west virginia alone, he captured nearly three times as many votes as hillary clinton. paul krugman believes that "simple story" collapses when you "look at the realities of the situation."in his latest column, the new york times columnist debunks the notion that any state is truly dependent on coal for its livelihood. while the industry began its decline after the second world war, it has cratered since 1980, as innovations in extraction techniques eliminated scores of jobs and fracki






paul krugman: america is on its way to autocracy


the new york times columnist dissects the president's "deeply un-american" cabinet meeting. the scene was eerily reminiscent of shakespeare's "king lear," only instead of a fictional play with fictional daughters forced to laud their declining father, it was a very real cabinet lavishing praise on an unbalanced and erratic president. mike pence proclaimed, "the greatest privilege of my life is to serve as vice president to the president who’s keeping his word to the american people."our president openly admires dictators, but yesterday's cabinet meeting was, as paul krugman writes in his tuesday column, "deeply un-american—the kind of thing you would expect to see in an authoritarian regime, not a republic where leaders are supposed to pretend to be humble servants of the






paul krugman reveals why so many trump supporters vote against their own self-in


the new york times columnist debunks the notion that west virginians hope to recrown king coal. since his shocking election last fall, the media has coalesced around a narrative that millions of americans across the country voted for donald trump on the assumption that he'd be able to recrown king coal. in west virginia alone, he captured nearly three times as many votes as hillary clinton. paul krugman believes that "simple story" collapses when you "look at the realities of the situation."in his latest column, the new york times columnist debunks the notion that any state is truly dependent on coal for its livelihood. while the industry began its decline after the second world war, it has cratered since 1980, as innovations in extraction techniques eliminated scores of jobs and fracki






paul krugman explains why he can't sympathize with trump voters


it speaks volumes that the president continues to defend his pal, bill o'reilly. last saturday, the new york times published a bombshell report detailing the numerous sexual harassment suits filed against bill o'reilly. within days, donald trump had come to his defense, claiming the fox news host was a "good person" who should never have paid his settlements. paul krugman believes this is all you need to know about the 45th president of the united states. in his latest editorial, the new york times columnist takes aim at both the innumerable failures of the trump administration and the voters who continue to support his agenda. as far as krugman can tell, the only thing that distinguishes this presidency from any other republican's is its utter incompetence. trump's health care bi






paul krugman explains why he can't sympathize with trump voters


it speaks volumes that the president continues to defend his pal, bill o'reilly. last saturday, the new york times published a bombshell report detailing the numerous sexual harassment suits filed against bill o'reilly. within days, donald trump had come to his defense, claiming the fox news host was a "good person" who should never have paid his settlements. paul krugman believes this is all you need to know about the 45th president of the united states. in his latest piece, the new york times columnist takes aim at both the innumerable failures of the trump administration and the voters who continue to support his agenda. as far as krugman can tell, the only thing that distinguishes this presidency from any other republican's is its utter incompetence. trump's health care bill w






paul krugman explains why he can't sympathize with trump voters


it speaks volumes that the president continues to defend his pal, bill o'reilly. last saturday, the new york times published a bombshell report detailing the numerous sexual harassment suits filed against bill o'reilly over the past 15 years. within days, donald trump had come to his defense, claiming the fox news host was a "good person" who should never have paid his settlements. paul krugman believes this is all you need to know about the 45th president of the united states. in his latest piece, the new york times columnist takes aim at both the innumerable failures of the trump administration and the voters who continue to support his agenda. as far as krugman can tell, the only thing that distinguishes this presidency from any other republican's is its utter incompetence. tru






paul krugman explains why he can't sympathize with trump voters


the president continues to defend his pal, bill o'reilly. the new york times columnist believes it speaks volumes. last saturday, the new york times published a bombshell report detailing the numerous sexual harassment suits filed against bill o'reilly. within days, donald trump had come to his defense, claiming the fox news host was a "good person" who should never have paid his settlements. paul krugman believes this is all you need to know about the 45th president of the united states. in his latest editorial, the new york times columnist takes aim both at the innumerable failures of the trump administration and the voters that continue to support his agenda. as far as krugman can tell, the only thing that distinguishes this presidency from any other republican's is its utter i






dan rather sees trump's presidency spiraling downward with no hope of recovery


"there seems to be no ballast of seriousness or sober mindedness to right the ship." longtime cbs news anchor dan rather has seen presidencies spiral downward before — but he’s never seen a rapid implosion happen quite as quickly as the one now enveloping the trump white house.looking back on his days covering president lyndon johnson during the vietnam war and richard nixon during watergate, rather said that he’s seen what happens when external events start to overtake an administration’s ability to shape them — and it’s not pretty.“paranoia mounts,” he writes. “and a presidency can quickly spiral out of control.”what makes trump’s presidency different from johnson’s or nixon’s, he writes, is that both of those presidents had the experience and the professional staffs to help