Entries Tagged as 'Congressional Budget Office'

Distorting the Dialogue on Debt

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal editorial on U.S. debt in the Wednesday, July 23, edition provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how management distorts the political dialogue. It was yet another Journal warning that unless we cut the debt soon and the US learns to “live within its means,” there’s an “impending fiscal calamity” […]

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Varying the Usual Recipe in Obamacare Coverage

February 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Fact Check, health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert If you visit this site often, you know the Albuquerque Journal is less a newspaper than a restaurant where cooks follow several recipes in a daily effort to feed readers a diet of rightist advocacy. One favorite recipe begins with a ”news story,” often from the Associated Press Washington Bureau, that leans […]

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The Journal Skips The News On Bush-Era Tax Cut Extensions

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Remember when the Albuquerque Journal was fighting health care reform tooth-and-nail in its “news” columns? I was struck at the time by the Journal’s respect for the “nonpartisan” Congressional Budget Office. Every time the “nonpartisan” CBO projected the cost of a particular health reform plan under Congressional consideration, the Journal highlighted it. […]

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Journal Gives Half The Story In Health Care Reform Editorial

May 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Most people these days read more than just their daily local newspaper to get a full perspective on the news. But if there are still people out there who rely solely on the Albuquerque Journal to get their news and opinion, they’ll be left today with a one-dimensional take on the cost […]

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