Thomas Frank weighs in on Bittergate
That's right, the oft-referenced Mr. Whassammatta You, Kansas? himself, in his first column for (!) WSJ:
But I know one thing with absolute certainty. The media flurry kicked up by Mr. Obama's gaffe powerfully confirms an argument I actually did make: That as they return again to the culture war, what the soldiers on all sides are doing is talking about class without actually addressing the economic basis of the subject.
In this whole breathless debate, few have talked about the causes of the decline of the US middle class, and what should be done about it.
Read the whole thing, it has a great punch line.
Also, Kathy G. looks at the significance of a populist intellectual's column appearing in Rupert Murdoch's paper.