Posts Tagged ‘David Brooks’

In which The Gay Recluse wonders why David Brooks is still in office. Ohai! We thought we’d play a lil game in which we pull quotes from three pieces about the exurbs, two written in 2k4 by David Brooks in The Times — “Take a Ride to Exurbia”  on the opinion page and “Our Sprawling, […]


In which The Gay Recluse becomes increasingly obsessed with the city. More than any other candidate in recent history, Barack Obama can be considered a product of the city. And not just because he’s black, obvs, but because he lives in a city and seems to genuinely appreciate its fundamental character, not only in a […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. David Brooks/Obama Admires Bush The Short Version: Obama is smarter than his press releases sometimes make him seem. In his words: “Everybody knows that Obama is smart (and he was quite well informed about Lebanon). The question is whether he’s seasoned and tough enough […]


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. Paul Krugman/Thinking About November The Short Version: Obama’s probably going to blow it because whites don’t like him!   In his words: “In recent decades, Democrats have had little trouble unifying after hard-fought primary campaigns. ” Score: F (Failure) This is a depressingly cynical (but untruthful) column that implies […]


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. Paul Krugman/Party of Denial The Short Version: I still love Hillary even if she supports that stupid gas-tax holiday. In his words: “But if the Democrats really want to pin the denialist label on John McCain, health care is the place to focus.” Score: D+ […]