This journal does not have a vote, and does not claim any particular standing from which to instruct those who do. But if it did, it would cast its vote for Barack Obama.
For Nature, the premiere science journal [the other premiere jornal is Science, as many commenters noted], to endorse a candidate is highly unusual. In fact, in an email response, no one at the journal can remember the last time it happened. Nature was founded in 1869.
No, what the economy needs now is something to take the place of retrenching consumers. That means a major fiscal stimulus. And this time the stimulus should take the form of actual government spending rather than rebate checks that consumers probably wouldn’t spend.
David Brooks:We're all Keynesians now.
Everyone can hear it now. This Internet-driven, hyperactive presidential race is forcing accountability on two of the oldest tricks in politics: dog whistles and secret smears.
James Klurfeld: You can't run against history. But you can run against McCain.
Andrew Kohut: I'm fairly confident Obama has this won. And I can tell you why, starting with Sarah Palin. But I won't conclude that. We must preserve the illusion of 'anything can happen' because in this day and age, CYA is the prudent thing to do.
Eric Zorn: Eight reasons Obama will win, including
- Sarah Palin is turning out to be the disasta’ from Alaska.
Daniel Henninger: They really are socialists. No, really. No kidding around.