Have you noticed that The New York Times editorial page is becoming increasingly strident, increasingly emotional and increasingly irrational?
Fear is sometimes good for you. It can help you anticipate and avoid danger, and remain safe. It functions the same way pain does—its purpose is your survival.
As America rings up another $3 trillion-plus budget -- almost a historic peacetime 25 percent of gross national product -- and borrows another $1.3 trillion to pay for it, one should not be surprised that the usual mob of special pleaders is fuming at anyone who has the temerity to suggest a sane alternative.
The reason U. S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan should be president -- now, if not the day before yesterday -- is the same reason the country may eventually lick its budgetary problems.
It's one thing for good-faith conservative Republicans to challenge the Ryan plan from the right if they believe its cuts are too small and too slow, but these liberal attacks are something else again.