Mark Kleiman

Kevin Drum is Uncivil, and Paul Ryan is…

Kevin Drum says that Paul Ryan is “just flatly lying” when he claims that his plan would give seniors the same sort of health coverage Members of Congress have. This seems like an unnecessarily rude way to make the point. True, there is a difference. Under the Congressional plan the government pays 75% of the… Read more »

Six Ways to Think About bin Laden’s death

1. Hurrah! Good riddance to bad rubbish. 2. Obama’s success, after seven years of failure under Bush, won’t change the minds or the mouths of anyone who has been thinking or saying that the President is soft on terrorism. I bet it won’t move the polling data enough to notice. 3. The Republican line is… Read more »