Posts Tagged ‘Bob Herbert’

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Note to readers: we will be in Berlin for the next few days, so may or may not get around to our daily opinion-page column. But fear not! We will be back at some point to keep everyone in line. Bob Herbert/Hard Roads Ahead […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/Here Come the Millennials The Short Version: The youngs are seriously fucked, which is why they should vote for Obama. In his words: “This is a generation that is in danger of being left out of the American dream — the first American […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/Seeds of Destruction The Short Version: Hillary’s message about “electability” and “white voters” is racist. In his words: “The Clintons have been trying to embed that gruesomely destructive message in the brains of white voters and superdelegates for the longest time. ” Score: […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. David Brooks/Combat and Composure The Short Version: Hillary is a monster! In his words: “But, as Sunday’s contrast made clear, Obama still seems like a human being.” Score: B (Basic) We’ve also been put off by Clinton’s completely over-the-top (and hilarious) attempts to distance […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/Overkill and Short Shrift The Short Version: Why can’t we get a grip? In his words: “The challenge for the working press right now is to see if we can force ourselves past the overwhelming temptations of Wright and race and focus in […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/The Pastor Casts a Shadow The Short Version: Oh nos! The Reverend is going to wreck everything! In his words: “Faster than anyone could have imagined, the young Mr. Obama became Senator Obama and then the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.” Score: […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/McCain’s Compassion Tour The Short Version: The Maverick is a major asshole. In her words: “[H]is reaction does suggest that on his list of presidential priorities, the problems of working women come in somewhere behind the rising price of after-dinner mints.” Score: […]