OK, this is a little experiment... I happened to Read the latest op-ed piece by Paul Krugman of the NYT (posted below). I found it, as his articles often are, to be very relevant and clarifying to the political issues and the realties that we both find ourselves faced with and have a tendency to discuss here in this forum. So, I felt that I might start a thread solely for Krugman articles, as I find that his op-ed pieces might generate useful and/or meaningful discussion and clarity both in this thread and in others. To some this might prove redundant, as NYT's online registration is free. Nevertheless, I thought it might provide some insight to those who do not normally read the NYT either by circumstance or active choice. We will see how this goes...FWIW... Coming up to an election where issues have taken a back-seat to vague "character" criteria, I thought this might prove relevant to those wondering which way is up after the recent maelstrom of "truths" and "lies"... It also is again an attempt to try and convey that I, even though I am a Democrat, do not oppose Bush because of his Party affiliation and the values that implies. Character is not a partisan issue.