by | Oct 2, 2019

First, it is likely that President Donald Trump violated some cockamamie administrative rule when he recently spoke with the new Ukrainian president about the potential corrupt dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in Ukraine. Fine. Can’t…

by | Sep 4, 2019

Washington Recently in Hanover, New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden — the gaffable Joe Biden — stitched together a stupendous concatenation of gaffes that ought to put him out of the race for the Democratic nomination. But apparently it…

by | Jun 2, 2019

Oh, Rep. Justin Amash, Republican of Michigan, wants the President impeached? Oh. Wow! But, uh, who exactly is Justin… a Rash? Like, really. Who is this character? Beto O’Rourke with the ear hairs still inserted? Indeed — who are these characters and circus clowns who show up…

by | Feb 14, 2019

If I were a hard leftist, I would love thoughtful, responsible conservatives such as David Brooks. They’re so much more helpful than those sympathetic liberals at the Times, Atlantic Monthly, and NBC are. “How We Destroy Lives Today.” That’s the…

by | Jun 29, 2018

With the installation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and a yet-to-be-named reliable replacement for the unreliable Anthony Kennedy, Donald Trump will have confirmed himself as the most consequential conservative president of the modern era (or a close second…

by | Apr 2, 2018

So, to begin, I’m on American Airlines flight 245 in seat 6 B. It’s the last aisle seat in first class. First class now is disgracefully cramped and the lavatory is basically unusably small. But it’s better than coach, which…

by | Jan 9, 2018

David Brooks wrote today that he’s concerned that the anti-Trumpers are using the same methods of Trump and reducing themselves to his and Hannity’s levels. It’s disconcerting. Tut-tut. Here’s Brooks in “The Decline of Anti-Trumpism”: The anti-Trump movement suffers from…

by | Jul 12, 2017

What can be said about a snobby man who alienates the riffraff worried that other people’s snobbiness is alienating the riffraff? David Brooks stumbled around in an article yesterday talking about social capital and how it’s wielded to keep those…

by | May 18, 2017

The official word in Washington is that the loathsome Donald Trump is already history and on his way out, enmeshed in scandal, self-inflicted wounds, abandoned by staff, utterly alone and powerless. How convenient for all concerned is that he’s leaving…

by | May 10, 2017

Washington It is probably too early in our 45th president’s tenure to evaluate how his critics are appraising him, both those on the left and those on the right. Among his critics on the right such as Bill Kristol and…

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