14 June 2014

Paul Krugman: An Ambitious Plan for Climate Change

I recently had a discussion with someone who felt disappointed in President Obama; he had not, this person complained, lived up to the high hopes of his supporters. My response apparently came as a surprise: I'm liking Mr. Obama more and more as he slogs through his second term.

Of course you're disappointed if you believed that soaring rhetoric could transform our political life, or if you believed that Mr. Obama could, by sheer force of will, turn crazy right-wingers into centrists. But I never bought into all of that. In fact, I was always exasperated by the inspiring speeches, which suggested to me that Mr. Obama didn't understand what he was facing.


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