Monthly Archives: April 2014

David Brooks Saccharine Calvanist : A comment by Political Cynic

I read the Mr. David Brooks essay when first published on April 7th 2014 titled ‘What Suffering Does‘ and I re-read it today and found it full of trite pseudo-philosophical chatter, laced with a kind of relish of the theological … Continue reading

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A letter to Walter Rhett

Dear Walter, Your reply to Mr. Douthat’s essay of April 19, 2014 melodramatically titled Marx Rises Again,  was, as always, beautifully argued and written. What Mr. Douthat leaves out of his rather weak propagandizing, which is a companion piece to … Continue reading

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The American Political Melodrama Epiosode CCCIX , Comedy Edition: David Brooks on President Obama’s ‘Manhood Problem’ An essay by Political Cynic

Transcript of Mr. Brooks’ comment: ‘DAVID BROOKS: And, let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a (I’ll say it crudely) but a manhood problem in the Middle East: Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody … Continue reading

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The Cold War Redux, Episode XXI: Mr. Eli Lake on ‘Open Skies’ An Essay by Political Cynic

‘The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White … Continue reading

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My comments at Left, Right and Center: Week ending April 13, 2014

As much as I respect Chrystia Freeland, I must say that she totally ignores American and E.U. meddling in Ukrainian political affairs. The exact same thing she condemns the Dictator Putin for! According to reliable sources America spent 5 billion … Continue reading

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David Brooks on McCutcheon, an essay by Political Observer

One approaches the David Brooks essay of April 3, 2014 titled Party all the Time with a certain amusement at the ludicrous assertion that somehow campaign finance reform should be abandoned, for a strategy of increasing the power of Parties … Continue reading

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Eli Lake headline argues: ‘Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Share Invasion Intel With Ukraine.’ A comment by Political Observer

‘The Daily Beast has learned., U.S. officials and members of Congress briefed on the crisis in Ukraine tell The Daily Beast, Congressional staffers briefed on the matter say U.S. intelligence agencies have, A senior U.S. intelligence official confirmed to The … Continue reading

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