Posts Tagged ‘NYP awesomeness watch’

Checking out the New Digs

November 11, 2008

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Usually the New York Post Awesomeness watch highlights a front page that is particularly outrageous, hilarious, or both. This is just a great picture.

Still, he’s been president-elect for days now; time to take off the kid gloves and throw some biting headlines on those pics.

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Some Good News for the Economy

October 10, 2008

What’s good in a bailout is good in foreign policy; we should have demanded an equity stake in Iraq.

NYP Awesomeness Watch: Contrast Edition

October 7, 2008

The Post took an unusually soothing tack this morning in the wake of another rough day for the Dow:

Wise words, NYP. No need to panic:

NYP Awesomeness Watch – Bailout Edition

October 2, 2008

Keep on keepin’ it real, New York Post.

Bloomberg Goes for Three

September 30, 2008

Capitalizing on the impression that he’s the right guy to steer the ship in a financial meltdown, Michael Bloomberg is likely to try to remove rules preventing him from running for a third term. I’m with Yglesias in yawning about this. Term limits are fundamentally undemocratic. Of course, that’s not enough to say that they’re a bad idea. All democracies have plenty of provisions that prevent 51% of the people from getting what they want in a wide range of circumstances. Some of these provisions are obviously a good idea, eg the Constitution. Others, I’m not so happy about, notably unchecked legislative power for the Supreme Court.

Like Yglesias, I don’t have particularly strong feelings about which camp term limits fall in, but I think the default position should always be to oppose anything comes between the voter and what he wants – unless we’re going to go all out and establish an enlightened despotism, of which I am of course in favor, provided we choose the right despot. So until someone gives me a compelling argument for why term limits are necessary, I’m inclined to think we shold scrap them.

New York Post Awesomeness Watch

September 11, 2008

The people in charge of the cover over at the Post clearly love doing what they do, and they seldom miss. This one is a keeper.