Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlett Gets It EXACTLY Right

In regard to the "spontaneous, grassroots" teabagger movement, and conservatives in general, in The Daily Beast: Sample quotes, then more after the jump: Until conservatives once again hold Republicans to the same standard they hold Democrats, they will have no credibility and deserve no respect. I think conservative anger is misplaced. To a large extent, Obama is only cleaning up messes created...

The State Of The (News) Union

Actually, more like the state of the news industry's health. This is no small thing. From the very beginning of the republic right up until today, smart men from Jefferson to I.F. Stone to various modern figures understood that a vibrant and effective media was an essential - if unofficial - fourth branch of government. It HAD to be, if the American setup was to persevere or even simply...