The Spectacle Blog

Tierney Leaves Times Op-Ed

By on 11.13.06 | 11:37PM

No, he's not being forced out. But nonetheless, news that John Tierney -- broken in his final piece today as a regular New York Times columnist -- is leaving for the paper's Science Times section can't be happy news. Without its most independent voice, what could possibly make the Krugman-Dowd page worth looking forward to? But Tierney leaves on a happy note. Addressing his "libertarian comrades" (though isn't that an oxymoron?), he notes the timing is right. "We've voted out big-government conservatism, and the result is the happy state of gridlock."

But what if gridlock doesn't return? Will he then?

Send to Kindle

Like this Article

Print this Article

Print Article

More Articles From Wlady Pleszczynski