One has to look no further than Jeffersonville, Indiana to figure out how Republicans blew their recent hegemony in American politics. This Louisville suburb is where the former chairman of both the Clark County Republican Party and Young Republican National Federation pleaded guilty last week to criminal deviant conduct for […]
Anything But Straight: City of the Future?
The United Arab Emirates has ambitions of being the New York City of the Middle East. Dubai already boasts the world’s tallest building, the first indoor ski resort, the world’s largest manmade island and upscale shopping malls that dwarf Super Wal Marts. Brad Pitt is even designing an eco-friendly hotel, […]
Anything But Straight: Between the Wild Party & the Wedding Party
When I first came out in 1988, if two young gay people met, the reaction often was, “You too! I thought I was alone.” As my 20-year high school reunion approaches, I witnessed an identical response in a seminal New York Times Magazine cover story. At a coffee shop […]
A Penny for Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
Spring seems a little reluctant to arrive, but the bright yellow forsythia and the daffodils, especially those planted in the roadway medians, signal that warmer weather will soon be upon us. The crack of the baseball bat and the hum of lawn mowers will replace winds howling and ice being […]
David Brooks: The Bailout Artists
What’s the most underdiscussed issue of this presidential campaign?
January 24 – 30, 2008
David Brooks: Road To Nowhere
The most impressive thing about Mitt Romney is his clarity of mind. When he set out to pursue is party’s nomination, he studied the contours of the Republican coalition and molded himself to its forms.
Training for new Senate chairs was held in Richmond on December 20th.
David Brooks: The Sidney Awards
Every year, The Sidney Awards go to the authors of the best magazine essays, and every year the psychic costs grow worse. The Sidneys have become so prestigious and so life-altering that the winners know that everything they produce hereafter will be anti-climactic. Some crack up — F. Scott Fitzgerald […]
David Brooks: The Dictatorship Of Talent
SHANGHAI, China — Let’s say you were born in China. You’re an only child. You have two parents and four grandparents doting on you. Sometimes they even call you a spoiled little emperor.