Author: BooMan

David Brooks Can Solve All Our Problems

David Brooks has penned another insipid column, but this one is really poorly constructed, too. Once again, he relies on a dichotomy to try to explain a many-sided problem. So he introduces the least novel of insights, which is that…

Repeating the Mistakes of the Past

You’ll see why I am posting the following bit of history in a minute. Just take your time and read through this carefully: Foreign Service Officer John S. Service is dismissed from the Department of State following a determination by…

Casual Observation

It’s true. One lesson from the 2013 government shutdown is that no one really remembered it when it came time to vote in the 2014 midterms. It might have even helped the Republicans by satisfying their base that they were…

No, You Are The McCarthyite

Sometimes a couple of pictures are worth a thousand words: While the president moans that he can’t find a Roy Cohn to protect him from the Russia probe, some on the left think it’s a new form of McCarthyism to…

The Case for Trump’s Removal is Made

As I worked my way through the opinion pages of the Washington Post and New York Times this morning, I was struck by how blunt and harsh the tone has become toward the president. Michael Wolff’s forthcoming book, “Fire and Fury,”…