2024-05-27 12:43 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Anything But Straight: Robots Need Not Apply

The most notable legacy of the New Hampshire primary will be the soiled reputations of leading pollsters and political consultants. For at least the past two decades we have worshiped at the altar of these glorified statisticians. Now the truth is out – these know-it-alls – don't know much more than we do.

Paul Krugman: The Great Divide

On Sunday, The New York Times published a highly informative chart laying out the positions of the presidential candidates on major issues. It was, I'd argue, a useful reality check for those who believe that the next president can somehow usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation.

David Brooks: A Still, Small Voice

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Deborah Pryce, the Republican congresswoman, in her Washington office. There was a doll propped up against a windowsill, and I wanted to ask her if it had belonged to her daughter, who died of cancer at age 9 in 1999. But that question seemed to trespass on something out […]

Senator Allen: Dumb & Dumber

The behavior of Virginia Senator George Allen last week can only leave folks shaking their heads. Singling out a person of non-Anglo appearance for a derogatory, if not racial, slur and the suggestion that he, apparently by virtue of his appearance alone, cannot be familiar with Virginia, was about the dumbest thing anyone, much less […]