Krugman vs. Brooks

More calumnies from the left, with wild-eyed nutjob Paul Krugman arguing that Ronald Reagan's opposition to creating a federal holiday for Martin Luther King and his efforts to prevent Bob Jones University from losing its tax-exempt status for failure to desegregate might have had something to do with an effort to court the white supremacist vote.

Hilariously, for some reason Krugman and David Brooks need to carry out this argument without referring to each other by name or even acknowledging that the other one exists. I think this is a very dumb policy the Times has, as it might be easier to have a productive argument if the participants in the debate could talk to each other properly.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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