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Brad DeLong


September 30, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1679975

Live from the Journamalists' Self-Made Gehenna: Paul Krugman: How the Clinton-Trump Race Got Close:

Monday’s presidential debate was a blowout....

Yet on the eve of the debate, polls showed a close race. How was that possible? After all, ...


September 30, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1679976

Live from the Journamalists' Self-Made Gehenna: Yet Another Maggie Haberman/New York Times in the tank edition:

Does anybody think that this from New York Times "reporter" Maggie Haberman:

1. Is true in its ...


September 30, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1679947

Herald Democrat: Hughes Says He Had Not Urged Senators to Fight President's Eight-Hour Bill:

Saratoga Springs. NV: Charles Evans Hughes told the Republican unofficial state convention here why had not urged Republican senators to filibuster "to the last ditch" against the ...


September 30, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1679946

Nuremberg Trial: THE PRESIDENT: The Judgment of the international Military Tribunal will now be read. I shall not read the title and the formal parts....

This ...


September 30, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1679908

Over at Equitable Growth: Must-Reads:

John Maynard Keynes (1936): The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Chapter 13: The three divisions of liquidity-preference.... David Glasner: Price Stickiness a Symptom Not a Cause: Nick [Rowe], following a broad consensus among economists, ...


September 30, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1679907

*Duncan Black: They Know Even Less Than What They Say:

Just the regular reminder that all of the people paid millions to tell us all it what means were scornful at the idea that Donald Trump could win the Republican primary, despite the polls telling us ...


September 30, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1679862

Live from the Republicans' Self-Made Gehenna:

George H.W. Bush: Voting for Hillary #I'mWithHer: not a moron.

George P. Bush: Not just voting for but working for Trump: a moron.

George W. Bush: Lied us into a stupid and destructive war: a moron.

But it is Jeb Bush ...


September 30, 2016, 12:18 pm, 1679863

Live from Trumpland: Another unhinged rabid Hillary-hater for Hillary:

Dorothy Rabinovitz: Hillary-Hatred Derangement Syndrome:

The end of the election is now in sight. Some among the anti-Hillary brigades have decided, in deference to their exquisite sensibilities, to stay at home ...


September 29, 2016, 10:18 pm, 1679716

September 29, 2016, 4:18 pm, 1679659

Must-Read: Mike Konczal: The "new liberal economics" is the key to understanding Hillary Clinton's policies:

We’re witnessing the emergence of an important new vision...

...Before the crash, complacent Democrats, whatever their disagreements with their Republican peers, tended to ...