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Saturday Evening News Roundup

Saturday Evening News Roundup Matt Taibbi has read Paula Bradwell’s biography of General David Petraeus. I appreciate his efforts. As a rule of thumb, I usually stay away from these types of biographies. They tend to be nauseatingly sickly sweet. They tend to fall on the subject in such a way as to make you think of two lovers in the backseat, fogging up the windows. Taibbi’s assessment of this biography is that it is basically exactly what you’d expect. There is no deep analysis. There’s no thoughtful retrospection. There’s nothing but praise. Interestingly, Matt goes on to tell us that

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Grab bag — Friday evening (update)

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has a nice series of articles on the Senate finance health reform bill. These articles include how to improve the bill and detail some of the problems that stick out like sore thumbs. Good reading. The more I read about the Great Depression, the more I find out that the Great Depression was a series of good policies and bad policies. Some of the bad policies were driven by hawks worried about the deficit. As a result, Roosevelt stop spending at one point in order to “try to balance the budget.” Unfortunately, we’re seeing

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

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