THE WASHINGTON POST – OPINION
The economy is growing much more quickly than expected. Inflation is basically nonexistent. The federal budget deficit has been slashed dramatically. The stock market is reaching all-time highs. One of our long-running wars is over, and the other is winding down. The status of the United States as the world’s preeminent economic and military power is unchallenged.
The sour public attitude toward elected officials in general — and the Republican Party in particular — is understandable. Indeed, the wonder is that pollsters can findanyone beyond paid staffers who will express approval of Congress. And as for the White House, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act does not scream competence and efficiency.
- Eugene Robinson: Our good old todays (azstarnet.com)
- Robinson: Our good old todays (metrowestdailynews.com)
- Why is everyone so depressed? (mysanantonio.com)
- Eugene Robinson: Our good old todays (norwichbulletin.com)
- Wonkbook: One thing Issa and Obama could agree on (washingtonpost.com)
- Federal Budget Deficit Plummeted This Year, But Americans Still Think It’s Rising (jewishterrorism.com)
- Abbreviated pundit roundup: The economy, tailgating against Obamacare, and more (dailykos.com)
- Is Paul Krugman a Voodoo Economist? – Paul Craig Roberts (paulcraigroberts.org)