As the week begins, here are three takeaways from the New York Times. Deficit hawks are a figment of the media's failed imagination. There are no deficit hawks, only folks who talk that way to protect their economic priorities A Princeton professor cites multiple causes including racism to explain the mass #White Flight to the suburbs. That will reverse as cybercommunities are accepted as the solution. Finally, #Charles Blow continues to give us more and more reasons to send President #trump back to one of his residences without his title.

Krugman on deficit hawks

In a column almost as rambling as he accuses Trump of being, Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman finally tells us there are no deficit hawks.

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When Paul Ryan speaks of the deficit he is pulling wool over your eyes. He does not want to lower the deficit. He merely wants to spend for things he approves of like defense and lowering what the rich pay in taxes to increase their advantage over all. This is hypocrisy 101. And Paul deserves a medal for saying so.

White flight

According to professor Leah Boustanm, white flight can definitely be traced to racism as, at one point, two whites left cities for suburbs for every black who moved in. But like everything else reasons are a spectrum and there were many other motivations for the exodus. Because this is the shape of our sprawl society, cybercommunities are a way of thinking about alternatives. One answer to white flight is enabling persons to choose to live in economies designed to be sustainable and just.

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Charles Blow

Charles Blow is a columnist for the New York Times who, like Keith Olbermann, is resolute in his desire to be rid of Trump. Each weekly column is a summons to add another reason to a list of particulars that will act to remove the president from the White House. Today he focuses on the madness of Trump.

Blow is convinced there is something about the Russia investigation that Trump wants to keep from the public. He feels Trump's madness shows up in his tweets. Blow's iteration of Trump's "wounded animal" position is quite a piece of rhetoric.

He concludes with optimism, believing that Trump's own state of mind may be what tips the scales. He says, "Something is happening. It’s in the air. It is an awakening, it is an adjustment, it is a growing up."

The week that is not yet

Whether its because of madness or just being who he is, Trump persists until he cannot survive. Then he leaves. That is more or less true of all of us. No week has unfolded as anyone could have predicted. Why should this week be any different?

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