Back in the 1980s, BusinessWeek used to be known as the only anti-business business magazine, in part for its Keynesianism and parroting of the Democrats talking points about Reagans tax cuts. Vindication! The current issue of The New Republic offers lefty John Judis talking about how BusinessWeek was his favorite business magazine. Part of his explanation really gives the game away:
I have read BusinessWeek regularly for 30 years. I began reading it on the advice of the late Michael Harrington, the socialist agitator and author of The Other America. Mike used to pepper his speeches calling for capitalist reform with supporting evidence from this eminently capitalist journal, which he regarded as the best of the news magazine.
Meanwhile, head over to Michael Barones blog, where you will find the unexpected headline "Hurray for Hillary." Excerpt:
Thats a headline you havent seen before in this blog. But I mean it. Its inspired by these excerpts from an interview she held with the editorial board of the Daily News in New York. What do I like about the interview?
No. 1, she avoids the "Bush lied, people died" mantra, which tends to delegitimize our effort in Iraq. Instead, she says, not unreasonably, "We have to deal with the Iraq we have, not the Iraq we wish we had." That sounds to me like someone who is thinking realistically about a responsibility that might be hers starting Jan. 20, 2009.