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Hide your kids, hide your wife, it’s Midterms!

By Taylor Marvin

Paul Krugman is deeply pessimistic about the prospect of a Republican victory Tuesday:

“This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.

So if the elections go as expected next week, here’s my advice: Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

Will Wilkinson doesn’t agree with Krugman’s bleak view:

“I doubt it. I mean, will historians exist in the future? Won’t the unlucky survivors of the 2010 election be too busy sifting through the charred rubble of our wrecked civilisation to etch with sticks into the barren dust their harsh judgements of the past?”

I think Wilkinson is a bit closer to the mark. But considering that I’m a college student and it’s half way through Fall Quarter I think Wilkinson’s apocalyptic vision is more appropriate for the results of another type of midterm.

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  1. Rick Marvin #

    Wilkinson is probably correct. Our nation moves on and we manage and adjust to the change, though we may not be that pleased about the situation. Actually, I enjoy that some recognize real priorities.

    November 2, 2010

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