Tag: Washington Post

Review: The Post Puts Freedom of the Press in Spotlight »

The Washington Post is now a stalwart of the national press corps, but, as the movie The Post makes clear, its status was not assured. Neither was the future of the Freedom of the Press in the wake of Daniel Ellsberg’s leaking of The Pentagon Papers in 1971 in what may be the most...
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It’s Uncertainty, Stupid! »

Apparently, the “Brains Trust” really is stupid if it doesn’t understand “Government and the Uncertainty Trap,” year after recessionary year. For years, economist and historian Robert Higgs emphasized (and measured) “regime uncertainty” as a cause of the Great Duration—i.e., why the Great Depression “lasted so long.” Higgs’ “delicious expression” is starting to enter the...
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Corporate Spending on Political Speech »

I’ve commented before on the explicitly liberal (in the contemporary sense of the word) turn that Newsweek magazine has recently taken. While I’ve always viewed the magazine as having a liberal bias, until recently it came across as liberal reporters attempting to present the facts. Now they’ve quit reporting the news (because it’s so...
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