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ARCHIVES: COMMENTARIES FOR NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE
Donald Luskin

Better to be Bearish
August 24, 2012
Romney would benefit from a market apprehensive about the election.

 

Paul Krugman: The Prophet of Socialism
June 13, 2011
A prophet who has been consistently wrong.

 

In Search of Certainty at the Fed
August 26, 2010
Our monetary PhDs need to get on the same page about policy.

 

Weak Dollar, Oblivious Treasury?
October 20 2009
Conservatives can take comfort in the fact that the Treasury Department ’s approach to the dollar is both realistic and sensible.

 

The Beginning of the End?
July 28, 2009
Are we through the worst of this economic downturn?

 

TARP Looking More Criminal by the Minute
April 24, 2009
The issue of TARP corruption may now extend from corporate CEOs and federal regulators to New York’s attorney general.

 

Next Steps
January 26, 2009
What, if anything, we should be doing to buttress the financial system.

 

Regrets?
December 22, 2008
TARP, reconsidered.

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
Death by Rescue
November 17, 2008
How botched bailouts doomed companies that didn't need to fail.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Krugman’s Posthumous Nobel
October 14, 2008
This year’s prize in economics goes to an economist who died a decade ago.

 

Of Interventions and Conservative Principles
September 22, 2008
Is the $700 billion authority necessary? Will it work? Is it morally justifiable?

 

The Paulonomics Factor 
January 22, 2008
Ron Paul can’t win, but he could make a real difference in the economics debate.

 

What Your AARP Card Buys You 
May 11, 2007
For just $12.50 a year you get cheap movie tickets and the chance to fund lobbying efforts aimed at raising your taxes!

 

Isolationist Ignorance in Action 
April 30, 2007
Watch Lou Dobbs ascend to the pinnacle of protectionist prevarication.

 

Before You Tee Off on China... 
April 11, 2007
...Answer this question: What is China doing that’s any different than what Tiger Woods is doing?

 

A Convenient (and Excellent) Truth
March 30, 2007
The benefits of free trade are settled science. (Although that won’t stop the deniers.)

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Speaking Truth to Power
January 3, 2007
Paul Krugman explains why deficits suddenly don’t matter to the Democrats.

 

The Birth of the Boom

May 4, 2006
We can source the current prosperity to around April 2003 — a date congressional Republicans would be well-served to remember in 2006.

 

"Social Security Reform Is Dead"...
April 24, 2006
...long live Social Security reform.

 

In Defense of Snow
April 18, 2006
What more could we ask for in a Treasury secretary?

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Abramoff Math Scandal
February 24, 2006
Krugman and the American Prospect claim that an increase in shady donations to Democrats of 115 percent is a 9 percent drop!

 

The 2003 Tax Cut on Capital Gains Entirely Paid for Itself
January 27, 2006

I’m not just saying it -- CBO is.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Even a Zombie Can Understand It

January 9, 2006
Keeping tax rates where they are does not equate to a tax cut.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
A Little Man Takes on Wal-Mart

December 22, 2005
Krugman is paid to play his baseless leftist games.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Bernanke, for the Love of Paul
October 28, 2005
Krugman lies to himself about the next Fed chair.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Boxed In With Corrections
October 4, 2005
A new Times policy is a step in the right direction.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
America’s Looniest Liberal Pundit
September 26, 2005
Congratulations, Paul. You’ve earned it.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Checkmate
September 21, 2005
It’s move five in the Krugman correction chess match.

 

While We Quake Over Katrina...
September 16, 2005
...we should brush up on our history.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Third Time's Not a Charm
September 13, 2005
Krugman corrects himself again, but few will see it.

 

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad?
August 31, 2005
Worse — Krugman’s recount claim is a lie.

 

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It’s the Truth that Counts
August 24, 2005
Paul Krugman’s outrageous Florida lie.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Unintelligent Design
August 10, 2005
The origins and madness of Paul Krugman’s economic doctrine of massive taxation.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
French Choice

August 2, 2005
Krugman reaches for a silver lining among the shards of France’s failing economy.
 

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’Bamagate

July 29, 2005
Krugman does a Rather on Alabama.

 

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Yuan-a Laugh?

July 27, 2005
Krugman has no grasp of what’s really going on with China’s currency.

 

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Smells like Victory
July 12, 2005
The sweet fragrance of the Laffer curve versus the stench of Krugman’s tax-increase scheme.

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
Still Movin' On Up
July 4, 2005

The death of income mobility has been greatly exaggerated.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The 2005 Jayson Awards
June 8, 2005
. . . with your "Krugman-stalking" host, Don Luskin!

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Krugman Smackdown!
June 1, 2005
(Plus: The Jayson Awards . . . Enter now!)

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
A Public Editor’s Parting Shot
May 31, 2005
The outgoing Times "readers’ rep" zings Krugman — but hardly enough.

 

The Sounds of Silence
May 19, 2005
"Raise taxes!" says the congressman. "Shhhh!" the media reply.
 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Progressive Prevaricating
May 9, 2005
Krugman is dealing with the latest Bush proposal on Social Security reform in typical fashion: He’s lying.

 

The $600 Billion Club

March 17, 2005
Why Paul Krugman won’t join.

 

Call It a "Lockbox"!
March 7, 2005
That’s right: A Social Security personal account would be a true lockbox.

 

The Harebrained Cap-Raising Idea
March 1, 2005
Bad for Social Security reform. Bad for the economy.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Maestro vs. the Expert Hack
February 22, 2005
You can take our Fed chair at his word. Not Krugman.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Budget Bunk
February 14, 2005
Some predictable demagogic squawking from Paul Krugman.

 

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An Off-track Rowback of the Clawback
February 7, 2005
The Paul Krugman Social Security madness continues.

 

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Loan Bull
February 4, 2005
More tortured logic from Paul Krugman on Social Security personal accounts.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Take the Krugman 6.5% Challenge
February 2, 2005
It’s dirty work (not really), but someone has to do it.

 

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Big Black Lies
January 31, 2005
Krugman is warped on the matter of Social Security reform and African Americans.

 

As a Matter of FactCheck.org
January 25, 2005
The truth about Social Security even eludes the supposed truth-seekers.

 

Reform Lies at the Times
January 18, 2005
What to do when you have no facts to support your Social Security agenda.

 

The Innumeracy of It All!
January 14, 2005
Behold the mathematical exaggerations of the Left on Social Security.

 

The C-Word: Say It

January 11, 2005
The Social Security crisis begins in just 5 years.

 

The Lesson of Thrift
December 27, 2004
Personal accounts already work (which might be why the critics are so scared).

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
No ‘Fool’s Paradise’
December 21, 2004
Krugman lies about personal accounts for Social Security.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Social Security Subterfuge
December 9, 2004
Don’t be fooled by the all-new, crisis-free Krugman.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
I’m Loving It
November 5, 2004
Krugman’s post-election meltdown — and more!

 

Who’s Behind the Bush-Futures Attacks?
October 18, 2004
Whoever it is, he’s trying to sway the election toward Kerry.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Bush Truths, Krugman Lies
October 13, 2004
A point-by-point analysis of Kerry’s October 13 debate cheat sheet.

 

Bias Blinders

October 13, 2004

Of course the Times plays favorites, Dan.

 

The Bet’s on Bush
October 8, 2004
The near-perfect election futures market is calling it for the incumbent.

 

LETTERS
Squeeze Play

October 4, 2004

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Lie During, Blame After
September 30, 2004
Krugman has a strategy for Kerry-the-debater.

 

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Bitter & Twisted
August 27, 2004
Krugman predicts just what he sows.

 

Squeezed Out
August 19, 2004
Kerry is lying about the economy — and the New York Times proves it.

 

Liberal Lies, CBO Truths
August 17, 2004
Kerry and the media are wildly distorting a non-partisan report on the Bush tax cuts.

 

The Art of Trash-Talking a Good Economy
August 13, 2004
Just how stupid does John Kerry think the voters are?

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Dead Zone
August 9, 2004
Krugman is squashed in a debate with O’Reilly.

 

Funny Business
August 6, 2004

What corporate exec would be stupid enough to endorse Kerry?

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Bias Card
August 5, 2004
Krugman thinks right-leaning media coverage is bringing Kerry down.

 

Just Say It, Dan Okrent
July 29, 2004
The New York Times cannot be both liberal and the newspaper of record.

 

Teresa’s Taxes
July 14, 2004
Mrs. Kerry is filthy rich. Why is her taxable income so small?
 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Memo to Krugman
June 17, 2004
Wow, were you wrong when you served on the Reagan CEA in 1982.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
That Old Hack Magic
June 14, 2004

Krugman goes mystical in his latest attack on the Reagan record.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Like a Vandal
June 10, 2004
Krugman uses distortions and lies to deface Reagan’s record.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Ocialist-say Economics
June 8, 2004
For Krugman, until rich and poor are indiscernible, any tax increase is good.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Lest We Forget
May 25, 2004
Krugman’s fears about oil are based on silly economic errors.

 

Fair Elections
May 14, 2004

An econometric model has Bush all the way.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Truth Matters
May 5, 2004
The last recession began under Clinton, despite rewrites on the Left.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Weapon Malfunction
April 27, 2004
Krugman and the Left are reloading with the deficit/interest-rate myth.

 

Dr. Misery
April 15, 2004
John Kerry’s economy is sick, sick, sick.
 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Something Special
April 12, 2004
It begins with one good jobs month, professor.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Smearly Obvious
April 5, 2004
CNN can teach Krugman a thing or two about integrity.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Truth over Rowbacks
March 30, 2004
A Times policy-shift is subtle but significant.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Intimidators
March 23, 2004

Krugman & Co. peddle fear.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Lying Is Job One
March 15, 2004

If Krugman & Co. ever told the truth, they’d be finished.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

An "Alarming" Flip-Flop
March 5, 2004
Krugman says Social Security is in crisis. Wait — no — he says it's fine.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The English Patient
March 4, 2004
The incurable Paul Krugman has a language all his own.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Rotten Red Meat
February 17, 2004
Watch nuanced analysis go through the liberal meat grinder.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Life on the Low Road
February 5, 2004
When Krugman gets caught, he lies a little more.
 

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Con Aired
January 27, 2004
Krugman has some budget talking points for the Dem candidates.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Anger Management
January 21, 2004
Krugman and Co. are fuming without cause.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Promise of Okrent
January 6, 2004
There's a new cop on W. 43rd Street.

 

Research Rout
December 19, 2003
Outlawing "soft dollars" will crush the independents.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
An Economist No More?
December 11, 2003
Krugman has sold his professional soul to the Democratic party.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Great Unraveling Author
December 3, 2003
Has Krugman uncovered a voting-booth conspiracy? Of course not.

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Running from Cover
November 24, 2003
Seen the U.K. version of Krugman's book? The Times has. They don't like it.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Graydon "Quadrillion" Carter
November 13, 2003
Vanity Fair's editor is so bad he makes Krugman look good.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Misquote of the Day
November 5, 2003
If the wrong version works, use it?

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Call It Krugmanfreude
November 3, 2003
Not everyone is overjoyed with 7.2 percent GDP.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
In One Smear, Out the Other
October 28, 2003
What else can Krugman do but try to blame the whistle-blower?

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Anti-Semitism Tolerant?
October 22, 2003
Paul Krugman's Malaysia connections are frightening.
 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Who You Callin’ a Stalker?
October 20, 2003
Krugman has accused me of committing a felony.

 

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Crisis Management
October 15, 2003
Krugman has an imminent threat for every occasion.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Type D Economist
October 8, 2003
Krugman melds motive and consequence into deception.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

Op-Ed Shoving Match
September 30, 2003
And David Brooks shoves back hard.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Krugman’s Criminal Masterminds
September 16, 2003
Bush can’t take all the credit for the coming poverty, illness, and ignorance.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Lying About Lying
September 15, 2003
Krugman didn’t have a lot of fresh air for Terry Gross.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
The Man Behind the Curtain
September 8, 2003
Tim Russert exposes Krugman, with a little help from the Squad.

 

Gross Distortions
August 28, 2003
A Slate writer is way wrong on dividends, Bush, and Kudlow.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

California’s Bleeding...
August 25, 2003
...and Krugman comes up lame.
 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Lights-Out Economics
August 20, 2003
"Tax breaks for the rich" caused the blackout! Of course!

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Is Brooks Partisan Enough?
August 14, 2003
The newest Times columnist is no Krugman. Nor is he a Coulter.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Fostering Brooks

August 13, 2003
A talented columnist goes to Krugmanland. He better watch his back.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Prove It or Correct It
August 11, 2003
It’s time for the Times to weigh in on its error-prone economist.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Treasury Trash
August 6, 2003
Krugman pines for the days when there was no politics in Washington. When was that?

 

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ZAAAAAAAAP!

August 4 , 2003
Krugman’s bugs meet their fate.

 

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All Sexed Up and Nowhere to Go
July 30, 2003
Seen Krugman’s version of the Blair/Kelly "scandal"?

 

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Where Hopelessness Springs Eternal
July 28, 2003
Good economic news is everywhere. And Krugman won’t admit it.

 

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Retraction Times
July 22, 2003
Is Krugman saying the Bushies committed treason?
 

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Economic Uranium
July 21, 2003
Krugman has finally found a topic he is truly qualified to write about.

 

Redfaced in Redmond? Hardly.
July 11, 2003
Microsoft has risen to the Bush-tax-cut occasion.
 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Life on Planet Krugman
June 27, 2003
In the far-away universe of his mind, you will find the land of one-par
ty rule.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Sic Spitzer on Krugman

June 23, 2003

He should investigate economic research tainted by political relationships.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Paradigm Crimes

June 17, 2003
All the news that's fit to be mangled on the Times op-ed page.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
Insane, Wild-Eyed, and Sourced
June 11, 2003
But if al Qaeda says so, is it true?


KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
A Lower Standard for Krugman?
June 9, 2003

Op-eds at the Times should be as factually accurate as news stories.
 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
When It Raines, It Pours?
June 6, 2003
The embattled New York Times may be getting the message.

 

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Imminent, Ongoing Exaggeration
June 5, 2003
...every Tuesday and Friday.

 

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A Not-So-Beautiful Mind
June 2, 2003

Visit, if you dare, the isolated workshop in Paul Krugman’s head.

 

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Desperately Seeking Something -- Anything!
May 28, 2003
Krugman’s blind search for a great unraveling continues.

 

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Warren’s World
May 21, 2003

It’s as whacky as Krugman’s.

 

Deformed Reform
May 12, 2003
Senate Finance has altered the Bush plan beyond recognition.

 

KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD
We Stalked. He Balked.
May 7, 2003

The Truth Squad is getting to Mr. Krugman.

 

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Krugman Fires Back...
April 25, 2003
...and misses again.

 

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Krugman’s Job-Robbing Calculus
April 23, 2003
The Times columnist unloads a whopper of a tax-cut lie.

New York State of Mind?
April 22, 2003
If the Times can say no to high taxes, so can liberal lawmakers.

 

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Krugman Aims and Fires...

April 14, 2003

...and misses.


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Krugman’s "Test of Patriotism"

April 9, 2003
Another rigged tactic from the Times columnist.


Bush’s Second Front

April 8, 2003

The president intends to win the war to liberate the American economy.

 

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Krugman: Awesomely Wrong
April 1, 2003
With shocking speed, the Truth Squad sets the Cheney record straight.

 

Supply-Side Hype?
March 28, 2003
The Bush tax cut is now a real Laffer matter.

 

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Krugman's Third Rail
March 24, 2003
The Truth Squad retires some Social Security Myths.

 

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Meet the Krugman Truth Squad

March 20, 2003
Unlike the Times, we got the facts.

 

From Wags to Riches
March 14, 2003

Faith is what really moves the economy.

 

The Emperors of Ice Cream
March 6, 2003

The FTC’s antitrust bureaucracy should be frozen in its tracks.

 

Jitter Bugs
February 21, 2003
The threat of war is not all market-downside.

 

One out of 55 Economists Agree...

February 12, 2003
A new list of tax-cut opponents shouldn’t get you down.

 

Greenspan Comes Home to Gold
January 31, 2003
The chastened man is again grasping his golden compass.

 

A Capital Connection
January 9, 2003
A wrinkle in the Bush plan spells cap-gains relief.
 

Our Social Security Champion

December 16, 2002

Gutsy George W. Bush hugged the third rail.

 

Friedman is No Fit

December 10, 2002
Thanks, President Bush, for letting us vet this guy for you.

 

"Regulate Them, Not Me!"

November 26, 2002
A financial media double standard: if you regulate the analysts, why not the media?

 

Tainted Research? Tainted Journalists

November 20, 2002
The financial media is just as guilty as the analysts.

Slay this Trojan Horse

March 18, 2002
There's a huge tax hike hidden inside a new Senate Bill.

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