Posts Tagged ‘Roger Cohen’

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/Hillary’s Smackdown The Short Version: Don’t panic, it’ll be ok. In her words: “If you want to worry about something, worry about the way both of them have been pandering themselves over the edge.” Score: B (Benign) Although we don’t want to […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Running Out of Planet To Exploit The Short Version: Let’s face it. We’re probably running out of oil. In his words: “But this time may be different: concerns about what happens when an ever-growing world economy pushes up against the limits of […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/Battle of the Baggage The Short Version: We’re all very tired. In her words: “I know it’s been a hard couple of weeks, people. You were all excited about this election and now you feel like someone who got all dressed up […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Crisis of Confidence The Short Version: The United States is in a bad mood! In his words: “The question is, can the next administration end America’s malaise?” Score: D (Depressing) Krugman certainly touches upon a widely held perception that we’re completely fucked […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/Pinochle Politics The Short Version: I’m bored with politics. In her words: “Setting aside six weeks of preparation for the Pennsylvania primary turns out to have been a little excessive.” Score: B- (Boring) We agree with Collins that the Democratic primary is […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Grains Gone Wild The Short Version: Add soaring costs of food to the list of ways in which we are completely fucked. In his words: “Oh, and in case you’re wondering: all the remaining presidential contenders are terrible on this issue.” Score: D+ […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/A Black Hole Rating System The Short Version: Well, these are not exactly the best of times. In her words: “Let’s prioritize. Rank all your causes for concern on a scale of: ! (unfortunate development) to !!!!! (Large Hadron Collider has a […]