Lambert's got an important piece on Paul Krugman at Corrente. It's from earlier in the week but give me a break, I was sick all week.
Lambert catches him pushing right-wing thinking.
This is why we didn't hop on the Krugman bus. He was repeatedly to the right of us. He was DLC-like. If he stuck to economics, he sometimes had something interesting to say but there were more than enough hints that he was not left.
And he's not.
I believe it was C.I. who called Krugman out for going on radio to praise the 50s. Now I get that Krugman's point was that Bush was awful. I get that point and I agree with it. But the 50s weren't perfect and as C.I. noted at the time, what kind of an idiot praises the 50s on behalf of the left on the day the Rosenbergs were executed?
Truly that was f**ked up.
And it's for those reasons that we have a detached relationship with Krugman that's far from the hero worship so many on the left have.
Read Lambert's post. You may be shocked.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"