Posts tagged "Michele Bachmann"

Eric Zorn and I hash it out over the GOP presidential field

This is one of my occasional debates with Chicago Tribune colleague and commentator Eric Zorn. It appeared today in the Tribune commentary section and in Eric’s blog, The Rhubarb Patch, where comments also can be posted.  To Dennis, from Eric: What does it tell you that, even though the economy is apparently stuck in the doldrums... Read more »

Taking a hatchet to moderate government

Go ahead, attack promoters of moderate government. Paint them as flakes, kooks and goons. Call them unhinged and unglued. Toxic, mean-spirited, shrill and dangerous. Nothing would please us more than your persisting in mislabeling or misunderstanding — the effect is the same — what angers the majority of Americans. Convince yourself that dissenters to your... Read more »
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