Several readers have written to point out the story by Liz Robbins published this week on the April 15 tea parties around the country. The story — “Tax day is met with tea parties” — plays it relatively straight, though it was placed on page A16. The story nods to the thesis advanced by Paul Krugman that the tea parties are phony, but does nothing to advance Krugman’s thesis that their supposed Republican sponsors or their participants are crazy.
Anyone seeking to understand what happened on April 15 would be well served by by the columns on the subject by Glenn Reynolds in the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, both of which persuasively refute Krugman’s disparagement of the tea parties. Unlike Krugman, Reynolds has knowledge of the relevant facts and cares to get them right.