Along the Tracks

Friday, January 17, 2003
 

Condensed version


The New York Times’ Paul Krugman shows crass is still in style (for him, anyway) by comparing George W. Bush (a man who has admitted past alcohol problems) and the return to budget deficits with a drunk attracted to alcohol.

The Toledo Blade - one of America’s worst newspapers - endorses (surprise!) a tax placed squarely on the backs of drinkers and smokers to build a new sports arena.

Proving the old adage about making statistics say anything one wants, The Cleveland Plain Dealer tells us “parents with five children, living in Ohio, can expect one of their children to fail to graduate in four years” - even though the statistic used is overall graduation rates, not graduation rates for families with five children.

Now that there’s a Democrat in the Michigan governor’s mansion, The Jackson Citizen Patriot has discovered unfunded federal mandates cause state budget crunches.

Finally, the Cincinnati Post offers a history of inflation, and presidential efforts to defeat it, but fails to credit the president who eventually succeeded: Ronald Reagan.


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