David Brooks on Freddie Gray: 'Not on the Path to Upward Mobility'

David Brooks, one of the world’s preeminent professional bloviators, is an expert on just about everything: How to Fight Anti-Semitism, for one (“deterrence and force, at the level of fear”), and also Goodness and Power (“Of course, private morality is not enough. You have to know how to react to unprincipled people… »5/01/15 12:40pm5/01/15 12:40pm

Does Karl Rove Covet Barack Obama's Beautiful Debutante Wife?

"Even if you never met him, you know this guy. He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by." That, we're pretty sure you've heard already, is Karl Rove's gimlet eyed character assessment »6/24/08 10:30am6/24/08 10:30am

Phyllis Schlafly Achieves Yet Another Degree Without Actually Absorbing Any Knowledge!

  • So, like, do you ever read the little box at the beginning of every issue of the Economist where it explains that the magazine was "first published in 1843 to take part in "a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress." I don't know why that…
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Clinton, Obama Field Tough Questions About Flag Pins, Third Grade

You know how the American public is sick of "politics as usual"? Well so yesterday I had a feeling I wanted to stay away from the Democratic Primary debate in Pennsylvania but it seems like Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos were determined to poison me anyway and somewhere between Bosnia and Bittergate and a… »4/17/08 10:00am4/17/08 10:00am