Quote of the Day: Defining Down Smug Hackishness

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From Joe Klein this morning:

A break from the road trip for one small quibble with Charles Krauthammer: he has now completely abandoned any intellectual integrity he may have had and joined the cult of Reagan mythmaking….Krauthammer used to be an independent thinker, too. Tis a pity he’s a hack, and a smug, reflexive one at that.

That’s a small quibble? What would qualify as a big one?

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Which is also a pretty great way to describe Mother Jones' mission: People coming together around the truth to hold power accountable.

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