Temperament

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but David Brooks has an absolutely wonderful piece out today about measuring the temperament of the two presidential candidates against each other. It is, I believe, about as close to a full throated endorsement that Brooks can make of a Democrat. What do...

Brooks Falls In The Tank

I have to admit that I was a little shocked at how much the Republican party welcomed Sarah Palin onto the presidential ticket. I know this may strike some of you as politically naive, especially for someone who prides himself for political astuteness, but bear with me a minute.  When Governor Huckabee was...

The 2008 VP Debate: Winking and (Nearly) Nodding Off

(h/t Top of the Ticket for the vid) To quote the always-quotable John Lydon, “ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” After generating an inordinate, unprecedented level of manufactured hype and controversy, I find myself fully in agreement with Melissa McEwan: last night’s highly...

Disillusioned With Republicanism

Earlier today I wrote up a quick post about the fact that the GOP is in a state of disarray.  It may not necessarily be coming apart at the seams exactly, but wires are most definitely getting crossed, and it’s almost impossible to grasp what exactly is going on. David Brooks’ piece in the NYT...

The Marcus Aurelius Fetish

David Brooks’ article, The Establishment Lives!, caught my eye this morning (see the attention its getting on Memeorandum here).  Kathy posts the full article below here.  The first thing I think is that Brooks is being a bit dishonest in writing this as a descriptive piece rather than a prescriptive...

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