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Joe Klein on the State of the Republican Party

Joe Klein calls the Republicans a Party of Nihilists, making the same points I have made in multiple previous posts. This includes their dishonesty in claiming that provisions for end of life counseling which do not differ from bills they have endorsed would create “death panels,” and the claims that health care reform represents government […]

Joe Klein: Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense

Joe Klein gives the arguments for legalization of marijuana: As Webb pointed out in a cover story in Parade magazine, the U.S. is, by far, the most “criminal” country in the world, with 5% of the world’s population and 25% of its prisoners. We spend $68 billion per year on corrections, and one-third of those […]

Joe Klein Exposes John McCain’s Lying Game

One remarkable aspect about the coverage of all the lies coming from John McCain is that many in the media are outright calling them lies. Joe Klein, one of many columnists who has changed his mind about McCain this year, writes: Politics has always been lousy with blather and chicanery. But there are rules and […]

Joe Klein Warns of McCain’s Hidden Tax Increase on Health Benefits

Joe Klein has decided that rather “than do the McCain campaign’s bidding by wasting space on Senator Honor’s daily lies and bilge–his constant attempts to divert attention from substantive issues” he will look at McCain’s positions on the issues, starting with health care. He warns readers that McCain’s health care plan amounts to a tax […]

Joe Klein on The Rejection of the Smear Campaign

Joe Klein has some comments on the repudiation of the Clinton smear campaign in South Carolina: Make no mistake: What happened in South Carolina today was a moral reprimand delivered to Bill and Hillary Clinton by a united Democratic Party–but especially by the African-American segment of that party. I chased the Clintons around South Carolina […]

Joe Klein on Immigration

Immigration just has never been as big an issue to me as it apparently is to many others this year. Living in Michigan, we’ve just never had a problem with Canadians illegally sneaking over the border and, as far as I’m concerned, if they were to start taking boats across the Detroit River I’m not […]

Silly Fight of the Week: Joe Klein vs. The Kossacks

Poor Joe Klein. He is basically right on the substance of the issue in his original column but messes up his defense leaving himself at the mercy of the Kossacks. Along with Klein, I had also disagreed with Kos in his criticism of Obama in this post. While I considered Kos’s attack on Obama to […]

Joe Klein: An Administration’s Epic Collapse

The Time column by Joe Klein that I commented on earlier is now available on line. The earlier post gives some highlights, but the final paragraph sounds even stronger when read in its entirety: When Bush came to office–installed by the Supreme Court after receiving fewer votes than Al Gore–I speculated that the new President […]

Joe Klein Writes Bush is Unfit to Lead

Last month’s conventional wisdom: it was a bunch of left wing extremists who were screaming that George Bush is unfit to lead the country. This month’s conventional wisdom:  George Bush is unfit to lead the country. The conventional wisdom, of course, is whatever Joe Klein says it is. Editor and Publisher reports on tomorrow’s column […]

Joe Klein’s Strawmen And The Generation Gap

Earlier I had written on Joe Klein’s use of strawmen to attack liberal bloggers. Kevin Drum sees this as a generational issue. This is largely true. However, as someone from Klein’s generation I would say that his problem is that he is still fighting old battles and hasn’t realized that the dividing lines have changed. […]