from the Krugman piece -
WI 1848 Forward: WI - 3/27/11 - #Krugman and #Cronon - #NYTimes - what do you think? : #NYT #FOIA #Madison #Walker
If this action strikes you as no big deal, you’re missing the point. The hard right — which these days is more or less synonymous with the Republican Party — has a modus operandi when it comes to scholars expressing views it dislikes: never mind the substance, go for the smear. And that demand for copies of e-mails is obviously motivated by no more than a hope that it will provide something, anything, that can be used to subject Mr. Cronon to the usual treatment.