In The Centrist Cop-Out, Paul Krugman ends with:
But making nebulous calls for centrism, like writing news reports that always place equal blame on both parties, is a big cop-out — a cop-out that only encourages more bad behavior. The problem with American politics right now is Republican extremism, and if you’re not willing to say that, you’re helping make that problem worse.
I am quite willing to say that and have been saying it for quite a while.
A tip of the hat to MardyS for posting this article on his facebook wall.