Thingish Things

Dumb-Ass Republicans

Of all the Republicans I know — and I know a lot of them — only about, say, one percent of them are among the top one percent of income earners in this country. So why are the other 99% of Republicans Republicans? It’s an essential question that doesn’t get asked enough. If the top […]

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David Brooks Deconstructed

I generally like David Brooks.  He is an independent thinker. But occasionally one gets the feeling he has been hanging out too much with his newspaper’s editorial board.  His perspective swings suddenly and wildly. He stops trying to persuade his New York Times audience and throws himself into its arms instead, saying: “You see.  I’m not one of those crazy right-wingers.  I’m […]

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