So much is being written about Republican opposition to confirmation of the CFPB's director, Richard Cordray, that it's hard to keep up with it all. But a couple of recent pieces pull a lot together and are worth a look. One is Nobel Laureate and Times columnist Paul Krugman's op-ed yesterday, Friends of Fraud, about how Republican attempts to kill the bureau enable fraud. And the other, from Mike Konczal, draws on Adam Levitin's testimony to refute the most recent letter from the Republican senators. It's titled Why the Republican CFPB Arguments Are Wrong.