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Is David Brooks Worth Listening To?

It took me a little while to notice it, but back on October 27th, the Columbia Journalism Review published a profile of David Brooks written by Danny Funt. First, I’d like to compliment Mr. Funt on being a good craftsman.…

Don’t Blame the Far Left for Trump

I really have a hard time believing that Mytheos Holt is willing to make an argument that among the primary reasons that Donald Trump is having some success among Republican poll responders is that the American people, as a whole,…

Why Both Sides Are Wrong

If his research can be believed, psychologist John Gottman can tell you with about 90% accuracy whether you’re going to stay with your partner or split up. It’s really not that complicated, actually, and his findings match what we’d intuitively…

A Love Story

(The above is a photograph of the two of us on our wedding day, 29 years ago) We have called ourselves partners forever, it seems. She wasn’t fond of the term girlfriend, or later wife, and it never mattered to…

How Did This Happen to the GOP?

There is something quite satisfying but still vaguely disconcerting about how the Republican National Committee has devolved into a largely impotent organization. Things have been out of whack for a while but I think they’re coming to a head. Consider…