August 1, 2014
WHAT THE HALBIG CASE SHOWS: Lefty Wonks Just Aren’t Very Good At Their Jobs. “For a movement that so prides itself on being the vanguard of wonky wonkery on wonkiness, Cohn’s admissions are rather stunning. It’s one thing to believe event X is more likely than event Y, but to write off event Y as unimaginable? To ignore entirely a specific provision of law that says event Y is eminently possible? That’s a special kind of wonkery right there. . . . His remarks are important, though, because they reveal the massive gap between what self-styled progressives wonks think they know and what they actually know.”
I’ve found that gap to be quite wide on quite a few subjects.