Last Updated: 11:42 PM, June 2, 2012
Posted: 10:07 PM, June 2, 2012
Paul Krugman is the Chris Matthews of economics — both are dishonest men masquerading as independent professionals while tirelessly carrying the water of the hard-left radical movement and President Obama (“Krug Attacks,” Kyle Smith, PostScript, May 27).
As Kyle Smith notes, Matthews has become a joke, but Krugman remains dangerous.
Smith has done a great service, exposing Krugman’s hypocrisies by using the economist’s own words against him. He also details Krugman’s tactics of diversion and bullying.
Let’s see this cockroach scatter now that the light has been shone upon him.
Michael Becher, Bethel, Conn.
Krugman is a cartoonish character, devoid of any real substance. Like many liberals, the truth is ignored if it does not buttress their views.
“Krug Attacks” highlights the Obama campaign's lies about Mitt Romney, the euro and the American debt crisis.
Obama continues to count on the fact that he can instill fear among the electorate. He engages in old canards and stereotypes about Republicans and conservatives wanting to cut off granny and the poor, and he distorts pertinent facts knowing that most Americans are asleep and won’t notice.
He did the same thing regarding Paul Ryan’s two budgets.
Herb Eichen, Bayside, Queens
President Franklin Roosevelt knew of the planned attack of Pearl Harbor and could have either prevented it or prepared for it (“The Traitor of Pearl Harbor,” Larry Getlen, PostScript, May 27).
It is inexcusable for FDR to allow the sneak attack to proceed so that the United States could have an excuse to go to war. Likewise, Winston Churchill should have stopped spies William Forbes-Sempill and Frederick Rutland. The act would have saved countless lives and spared Britain's embarrassment.
There is a misguided ethos exercised by civilized societies to act within some prescribed internal code when fighting an external enemy. But there are no rules when protecting the homeland. Traitors, spies and terrorists must be dealt with outside due-process laws.
Elio Valenti, Brooklyn
A day of honor
Every Memorial Day, reading Henry V’s speech before the battle of Agincourt chokes me up with emotion. But I can’t help but feel that this is a more fitting piece for Veterans Day because it’s really about the survivors (“The Dead We Honor,” Editorial, May 28).
Next Memorial Day, publish The Gettysburg’s Address: “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.”
Craig Werner, Manhattan
Tips on tipping
As anyone knows who has travelled to Europe, restaurants automatically include the tip in the cost of the meal whether you like the service or not (“Billionaire Cheapsake!” May 30).
But the rapacious Europeans also expect you to leave a little extra, preferably in cash. This quaint custom is for special service, but it seems to have become the norm.
Mark Zuckerberg did leave a gratuity, just not enough or in the right form.
L. White, Dover, NH