Posts Tagged ‘The Maverick’

In which The Gay Recluse hates smug people of any political persuasion. Aww, NYT “Domestic Disturbances” columnist Judith Warner is upset! She doesn’t understand why we have to spend so much money on pets, when we could just take them out in the backyard and shoot them when they get hurt or sick, like they […]


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. 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. William Kristol/The Jewish State at 60 The Short Version: Happy Birthday, Israel. You are surrounded by crazies. In his words: “Still, even though the security of Israel is very much at risk, the good news is that, unlike in the 1930s, the Jews are […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Success Breeds Failure The Short Version: Don’t get too excited about the financial markets. In his words: “[T]he next crisis will probably be worse than this one.” Score: B- (Been there) Krugman describes an entrenched cycle of boom/bust/haphazard regulation in the financial markets […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores OMG four wtf!? selected opinions in The Times. Franck Rich/The All-White Elephant in the Room The Short Version: The Maverick’s preacher is just as crazy as Obama’s! In his words: “But he did say that God created Hurricane Katrina to punish New Orleans for its sins, particularly a scheduled […]


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 […]