I was furious when I read Matt Bai's little wisp of a thought
in today's NYT Magazine
, but since I was on a train when reading it yesterday (yes, the magazine comes a day early in these parts) I couldn't descend into the "fit of apoplexy" that it deserved.
So I'm very glad that Josh Marshall did the simple but necessary work
of showing just how glib and shallow Bai's concerns with reforming Social Security actually are. Marshall is truly a national treasure; or, perhaps given how much trouble his honest reporting is giving Republicans these days, he's more of a partisan treasure, but no matter.
-Ziggy Stardust 11:52 EST |