Two Good articles in the Times for a change

Maybe I only like the one titled “Expert Ties Ex-Player’s Suicide to Brain Damage” because I’ve always thought football was a brain-damaged sport. But still, it’s a decent look at what repeated minor head trauma does to athletes.

What 1.2 Trillion Can Buy” explains the cost of the Iraq war in terms of things we can understand: what we could ahve bought with that money if we hadn’t dumped it into a hole in the desert. It turns out we could have pretty much the entire Democratic agenda, plus tax cuts. If we had 1.2 Trillion. Which we don’t– the US is quite literally writing checks its ass can’t cash. (The ass is in the White House).

2 thoughts on “Two Good articles in the Times for a change”

  1. …the US is quite literally writing checks its ass can’t cash.

    The U.S. is writing checks which won’t be deposited for another ten or twenty years, by which time the economy will have grown enough to cover them.

    It’s like buying a house; nobody expects you to come up with the purchase price in cash. You just have to be able to service the debt.

    Which we can.

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