In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Quiet Coup."
Whenever someone starts off with a flattering portion of over-the-top encomiums, it's a sure sign the other shoe is about to drop with a "thud." And so it is with What's the Matter with Kansas? author Thomas Frank who begins his take-down of Paul Krugman on
In the huge pile of efforts to analyze the Republican victory in the midterm elections, there has been a marked tendency to credit the success of the centrist Republican leadership in bringing the Tea Party under control.