Archive for the ‘The Papers’ Category

This Morning’s Papes

June 27th, 2012

I think I’m more sympathetic to the plight of German Chancellor Angela Merkel than a lot of folks I speak to about this.  I mean, the woman faces some extremely tough politics.  You think TARP was unpopular?  Imagine if it was bailing out Mexico, and you’ll get a feel for what she’s facing from her… Read more

A Few Pieces from the Papes

June 18th, 2012

First, Greece. The “pro-bailout” New Democracy party won a plurality of the vote in the Greek election and will now try to form a governing coalition that will try to keep the troubled nation in the Eurozone.  But I suspect most folks paying attention to this are wondering two things: 1) what really changes? And… Read more

Saturday’s Pape’s: Muckraking and Personnel

May 19th, 2012

I’m a sucker for good, old-fashioned journalistic muckraking, where reporters doggedly dig, often with the shovel of FOIA, to expose some ripoff or worse.  It’s not just the antiseptic of sunlight on the problem, it’s more than that.  Those of us who believe that amply funded, “right-sized” government has to play a role in America’s… Read more