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The mind of Steven Rattner, Howie Kurtz on the power of journalism, and why voters believe lies
- I’m pretty sure Jack Shafer wrote this on a dare: “In Praise of Marty Peretz.”
- “I have never loved a man as much as I love Larry Summers, not even my best friend Pinch Sulzberger or my other best friend Michael Bloomberg.” — “Steven Rattner“
- Chris Dodd’s like, whatever, we probably won’t vote on any Fed nominees. Too much work!
- “For once I was in harmony with the Zeitgeist. I voted for Carl Paladino in the NY gubernatorial GOP primary. What’s not to like?
- Understanding political misperceptions.
- Did al-Qaeda forget about 9/11?
- Why Michelle Rhee lost the DC mayoral election for her boss.
- Moe Tkacik on Howard Kurtz: “Now see, I sort of always assumed that with Howie, words flow from his cortex to his fingertips and are immediately forgotten, like if the subject of that movie Memento was more like Rain Man.”
- One graph that really makes a compelling argument for a 100% top marginal tax rate.
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