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  • The Gray Lady Confirms Blue Civil War (20th Century Liberalism Is In Serious Trouble)

    01/18/2013 10:09:53 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 18, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    You know the blue model is in serious trouble when even New York Times writers turn against it. Yesterday dyed-in-the-wool Democrat Thomas Edsall responded to Via Meadia‘s take on blue model collapse. In his response he struggles mightily with the bluer angels of his nature, calling our take “apocalyptic,” but in the end admits that 20th-century liberalism is in serious trouble: Dozens of city and state public employee pension plans are on the verge of bankruptcy—or are actually bankrupt—from Rhode Island to California; in 2010, a survey of 126 state and local plans showed assets of $2.7 trillion and liabilities...