Thingish Things

The Growing Youth Revolt

President Obama was bound to lose his grip on the youth vote.  Young people may think they are immortal, but they aren’t stupid.  They can do math, and, according to every available calculation on the federal deficit, the under-30 crowd is screwed.  They are the ones who will be stuck with the bill for decades […]

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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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