Paul Berman, “Irving Kristol’s Brute Reason” – despite the title, pretty balanced. The nytimes did run a review of “Decision Points” where Michael Kinsley accused Bush of stealing the 2000 election, and things got worse from there. This is definitely worth reading.
Jay Cost, “The Old (Liberal) Frontier” – from the article: The country could afford, in the 1960s, to send a man to the moon and to create brand new entitlement programs. Real GDP increased, on average, by 4.4 percent every year for the whole decade. But those days are long gone. As much as getting a great return on an “investment” in infrastructure improvement is appealing, it’s always a bad idea to invest one’s spare cash when the creditors are about to bust down the door.