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David Brooks’ Weak Criticism

David Brooks’ Weak Criticism

Sometimes, reading David Brooks is like banging my head against a wall. In today’s New York Times, Brooks has an Op-Ed titled “That Other Obama.” The essay is his response to President Obama’s attack on Paul Ryan’s budget. In classic Brooks style, he first stakes out what he believes is a moderate position; in this […]

Family Institute of Connecticut outlines disgusting 2012 agenda

Family Institute of Connecticut outlines disgusting 2012 agenda

When the Family Institute of Connecticut takes a break from making bathroom jokes or mocking dead transgender people, one can find them causing all sorts of unnecessary hoopla. They released a rough outline of their 2012 agenda to their email supporters yesterday and, it basically keeps of their age-old tradition of making socially progressive legislation sound over 9,000 times worse than it […]

Republicans versus innocent Chinese citizens

Republicans versus innocent Chinese citizens

Republican Pete Hokestra is running against Democrat Debbie Stabenow in Minnesota for senate. Despite both voting for the original $700 Bush bailout and trillions of dollars of deficit spending, the Hokestra campaign released this unbelievable advertisement: While Hokestra has the right to spend absurd amounts of money on racist ads that run during the Super Bowl, he’s hardly the only […]

M.I.A. raises a good point – censorship is unnecessary

M.I.A. raises a good point – censorship is unnecessary

Alyssa Rosenberg got it right last night: People apparently want to know if I have thoughts on M.I.A. flipping the bird at the end of her verse. So here they are: I think it’s exactly the kind of bland, predictable, wannabe-controversial-but-utterly-predictable-and-meaning-free thing she would do, and as such, essentially unworthy of notice or comment. She expounded on this […]

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