Editorial

Tax Hike A Path to Greater Happiness, Suggests Former Economics Reporter

Eduardo Porter: "If growing incomes are not increasing happiness, perhaps we should tax incomes more to force us to devote less time and energy to the endeavor and focus instead on the more ...

NYT Loves Bureaucracy

The Times' new editorial board blog celebrates big government and bureaucracy

Editorial Page In Denial Over Good News in Iraq

"The news out of Iraq just keeps getting worse," the lead editorial blares. Does that "news" include the 70% reported drop in violence since the end of June?

Times Sad Supreme Court Didn't Do "The Right Thing" in 2000 and Usher in Gore

Times wishes "Supreme Court had done the right thing and ruled for Al Gore" in 2000. But the Times' own reporting showed that Bush would have won the statewide manual recount requested by Gore.

Times Doubts "Angry" Clarence Thomas Can Be Impartial

Clarence Thomas's "anger" over his confirmation means he can't judge ACLU cases objectively - but former ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg can?

Piling On Petraeus

The Times takes a cheap shot at Gen. Petraeus: "We hope Congress is not fooled by the silver stars, charts and rhetoric of yesterday's hearing."

9-11 Failures: Blaming Bush's Neo-Cons, Ignoring Clinton's Exaggerations

The Times' lead editorial ignores Clinton's culpability in the pre-9-11 hunt for Osama bin Laden, while blaming Bush's "neo-conservative agenda" for distracting the CIA.

Times' Disappointment As Bush's Wiretapping Bill Sails Through Congress

Jim Rutenberg: "Democratic memories are still fresh with attacks Mr. Bush used in 2004 against Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, a presidential rival he portrayed as 'weak on terror.' That Mr. ...

The NYT on Bush's "Prejudiced" Surgeon General Nominee

Three times the NYT says Bush's nominee for Surgeon General considered homosexual sex "unnatural and unhealthy" in a 1991 paper excoriated by gay rights groups - even though the words don't appear ...

NYT Double Standards Abound in Lewis Libby Case

Sheryl Gay Stolberg: Bush down to a "dwindling band" of "conservative believers."
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