Four of America’s boldest journalists met on 13 June 2006 in New York City to break the silence surrounding the topic that dare not speak its name: Class War in America. Paul Krugman, op-ed columnist of the New York Times, takes on the issue of…
Thomas Friedman’s Underpants
[New York] Von Eckardt, our chief investigator, joined me and Krugman in the green room. She’s a big fan of Paul’s and couldn’t wait to hear two of her favorite economics writers talk privately about the great issues of the day.
“I wring them out as absolutely tight as I can,” said Krugman, “and by the morning they’re just a little damp but you can still wear them.”
I had a different technique for stretching the supply of underwear on book tours: Wear them into the shower or, in a pinch, turn them inside out.
“There’s one guy that has a clean pair Fed-Ex’d to him every day and he puts the dirty ones in a return envelope.” The “guy,” of course, had to be Thomas Friedman.
The case of Florida’s felon list – used by state officials, as in 2000, to try to wrongly disenfranchise thousands of blacks – has been widely reported. Less widely reported has been overwhelming evidence that the errors were deliberate.
Greg’s Letter Printed In The New York Times Re: Paul Krugman’s Op-Ed on December 2 To the Editor: Paul Krugman (“Hack the Vote,” column, Dec. 2) warns against the danger of computerized voting machines, but the real danger is the new, federally mandated computerization of…