Category Archives: Compulsive Centrist Disorder

He-Said, She-Said Education Reporting: Just What Our Children Need

To consider educational ‘reformers’ as one side of an honest debate is to be party to intellectual fraud. You are granting them a legitimacy they have not earned, just as writing a story describing an intellectual ‘debate’ between biologists and creationists grants creationists unwarranted legitimacy.
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Beware Compulsive Centrists and ISlate-esque Contrarians Bearing False Equivalencies

Civility troll alert.
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I Thought Technocratic ‘Centrists’ Were Supposed to Be Competent: The Mayor Bloomberg Edition

But Magickal Centrists are supposed to be so competent!
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Obama Is a Centrist Ideologue

If he acts like a Reagan conservative….
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Lessons from How Rome Fell

Many of these could enjoy highly successful careers by the standards of the day without ever being effective in the role that they were theoretically supposed to perform.
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A Question for Gergen and Hart: Is Opposing Creationism ‘Elitist’?

Because that’s what it seems they’re claiming.
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The Deep Game of the Cat Food Simpson-Bowles Commission

Let’s get back to focusing on the current jobs deficit.
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Yes, ‘Moderation’ Is an Ideology (Joe Klein Is Only One Year Behind the Mad Biologist)

Fiscal responsibility is the prioritization and the fetishization of the budget deficit over the employment deficit.
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David Brooks Gets Obama Wrong

Quelle surprise.
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Note to Weisberg: If You’re Going to Hector the Public About Being Ignorant…

make sure you know what the hell you’re talking about.
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Posted in Compulsive Centrist Disorder, Social Security | 8 Comments