Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Credit is due New York Times columnist David Brooks, whose column yesterday raged with quiet but impressive power against Republicans — and, significantly, only against Republicans. Usually Brooks takes swipes at the left that are underhanded while pretending to take swipes at everyone that are evenhanded.

That he resisted what seemed to be a compulsion, or perhaps a reflex like closing your eyes when sneezing, is more than commendable. It’s nearly astonishing.

Especially as the rest of the national-level representatives of conservative America engage in that structural sabotage they call, oh, what was it? Their efforts toward the “culture of doing whatever the hell we want”?

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