Could there be a better time for an economist (now) sympathetic to Obama to win the Nobel Prize? I don't think so! Let's hope that Krugman takes full advantage of this brief opportunity to get beyond the editorial pages of the New York Times and Rachel Maddow's show with his economic message.
Fire McCain's campaign! If you want a good laugh today, you can't do better than read William Kristol's column in the Times. He says McCain's "only chance" is to get rid of his campaign staff, stop the attack ads, stop emailing reporters, and for him and Sarah Palin to just get out on the campaign stump like the "happy warriors" they really are. "Set them free," Kristol pleads. Oh, have their campaign staff taken them hostage? In that case, by all means, let them loose--but in somebody else's country, please.
Day is night and night is day department: The Washington Post editorializes in clear fashion about Palin's mischaracterization of the abuse of power report as a vindication.
McCain hates the train. I've been meaning to point out, as many here probably know, that McCain is one of the staunchest opponents of Amtrak subsidies in Congress, and has done plenty to keep the system from growing. Now, just how does that square with his call for energy independence?