Week of September 30, 2013

Roundup Top 10!





#1 The Worst Shutdown in Modern U.S. History
by Ellen Fitzpatrick and Theda Skocpol

Why? Because it undermines the democratic process.

CNN


#2 The Shutdown Standoff Is One of the Worst Crises in American History
by John B. Judis

Welcome to Weimar America.

THE NEW REPUBLIC


#3 Why The Right Fights
by Ross Douthat

Movement conservatives actually want smaller government.

NEW YORK TIMES


#4 The Real Story of the Shutdown: 50 Years of GOP Race-Baiting
by Joan Walsh

Nixon's Southern strategy reaps its bitter fruit.

SALON


#5 Shutdown Fulfills GOP’s Confederate Fantasies
by Steven Rosenfeld

It's a way of acting out a deeply held secessionist dream.

ALTERNET


#6 Neville Chamberlain Was Right
by Nick Baumann

Chamberlain did what we would expect any sane leader to do at Munich.

SLATE


#7 Neville Chamberlain Was Wrong
by Conrad Black

Chamberlain acted weakly ... and the world paid the price.

NATIONAL REVIEW


#8 The Charter School Mistake
by Diane Ravitch

Charter schools are a very bad idea, but billionaires love 'em.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


#9 Ukraine’s Bumpy Road to Europe
by Niall Ferguson and Pierpaolo Barbieri

Looking forward eagerly to Ukraine’s first step toward E.U. membership.

NEW YORK TIMES


#10 The Right Gets Its ’60s
by Bill Keller

Obamacare is their Vietnam.

NEW YORK TIMES



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