Megan McArdle, “The People’s Budget” – from the article: …if you want to get the budget under control without meaningfully cutting into entitlements, you’re going to need to hike taxes substantially on the middle class. I’m waiting for the first politician to say this out loud.
Jay Cost, “The Donald Attacks!” – a comparison between Trump & Perot, with this caveat: Now, to be clear, there are big differences between Trump and Perot. The biggest is Trump pushing the ludicrous birther issue. Whether he realizes it or not, it is fundamentally undermining his attack on Obama. To me, it’s a sign that he’s not actually serious about running for president.
James Downie, “Glenn Beck’s Decline: What Caused It?” (h/t Kishore) – from the article: During the Egyptian Revolution, Beck sided with Hosni Mubarak, alleging that his fall was “controlled by the socialist communists and the Muslim Brotherhood.” Beck is now warning viewers not to use Google, accusing the search-engine giant of “being deep in bed with the government.”