The former Bush flack is still dishonest and wrong about taxes (via Ezra Klein). The Wall Street Journal editorial page is, of course, an important prominent media outlet. And it’s not just an ideological wasteland, but a near-total fact-free zone — an appaling miasma of lies and distortions. In a decent universe, decent conservatives would shun it like the plague — to have your work published alongside the dreck that regularly appears there would be humiliating — and it would wither away and die. We do not, suffice it to say, live in such a universe.