New York TimesDavid Brooks files his December 2 column and becomes our candidate for the annual Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service By A Private Citizen:In an act of amazing public service, I have not written a column in three months. In the course of that time, I’ve stepped back from politics, a bit, and thought about other things…. I figure that unless you are in the business of politics, covering it or columnizing about it, politics should take up maybe a tenth corner of a good citizen’s mind. The rest should be philosophy, friendship, romance, family, culture, and fun.(December 2, 2013)New YorkerMiss Margaret Talbot speaks up for the nation’s chumps, in a confessional column headlined “My Cancelled Policy, and My Values”:
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