It’s a pretty fair criticism I think. I’m betting that we won’t see this sort of thing from The Post (assuming it survives as it is in the next few years) when Trump leaves the White House. This really is pretty blatant stuff. Consider also that in most regards, and this is not just a personal opinion, it is pretty objectively true, Obama leaves the White House a failed president. Obamacare was the only real policy he could hang his hat on and even that has blown up.
It is very interesting that the publications pushing the “fake news” nonsense are in decline. It is also interesting that for the most part the “fake news” nonsense is itself FAKE NEWS.
That this image was embraced by Obama fans for a while really weirded me out. It reeks of radical leftism, and an “El Jefe” style of politics. (Which Obama did try to employ.)
I’ve seen a few articles like this in the past couple of months. As the sun sets (mercifully) on the Obama administration, a largely failed administration, his supporters and former supporters are looking around and asking, “What went wrong?”
What’s interesting is that many of the people looking around bewildered now really did think that the TEA Party was some sort of reaction to a black president.
Looks like the editorial staff at The Washington Post is concerned about losing their gardeners. Nice of them to be concerned.
It’s not that this information is new. We’ve written about this situation multiple times before and so have other sites. But that the very establishment Washington Post is letting this little ray of truth shine out to its generally liberal readers is what is important here.
Pretty hard to ague that Obama has been anything close to a successful president when these sorts of stats stare one in the face.
Bezos isn’t doing much with the Post. He isn’t trying to transform it. He doesn’t visit it much. So what gives?
Good to see this. I doubt Dana will be joining the book club at the Liberty Tavern across the river in Arlington anytime soon, but at least he said it.
Big government, no matter how much you may think you like it will eventually creep into some part of your life where you don’t want it. Then, it will be too late.
This is an extremely well done article from The Washington Post. Maps can put things into perspective. They help us make sense of the world around us. Knowing where The Crimea is for example is probably a good thing these days as politicians rattle sabers and jockey for position. If things were to get hot it is our sons and daughters after all who would find themselves in harm’s way. Might be nice to know where they are going (or aren’t).
This president and his administration have sought to chill dissent. Like the political correctness fanatics which now run our universities (a movement from which Obama it should be noted emerged) who chill speech at every turn in the name of “tolerance and diversity” this president uses similar newspeak when he calls for transparency and “freedom.”
Again, marijuana or cannabis, for many an effective, non-opiate (non-physically addictive), nearly free treatment for pain is widely illegal in this country. One can however get a prescription for Oxycodone, aka hillbilly heroin, which is viciously addictive and expensive no problem. Such opiates are profitable so long as the effective, largely non-addicting, non-stupefying, nearly free option is kept out of the hands of those who want to obey the law.
We had a good article from The Washington Post, and today we’re featuring one from The Atlantic. Have the libertarians infiltrated the mass media? I don’t think so but it’s great to see crony capitalism (the huge threat) being discussed in mainstream periodicals.
How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay
Credit where credit is due. Good job Washington Post, good job.
The American Medical Association is setting the cost of surgery at rates which are way higher than what some people (you know, you, me, anyone who believes in honest pricing) thinks they should be.
And guess what? The rate the AMA sets is the rate at which Medicare pays.
The Washington Post reports on the secret FISA court and the immense power it wields, in secret.
This is what happens when all the decisions (most anyway) which affect the American economy happen in Washington DC. People with money pay top dollar to know what is going on, and an industry has grown up around this.