Category Archives: Andrew Sullivan

Knowing How to Know Things Gets Harder

Perhaps the rest of life really is just an extension of high school – the cool kids know what’s really going on, which amazes everyone, and makes everyone else envious, but maybe the rebels and the punks really know what’s … Continue reading

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Market Fetishists and Moral Hazard

Well, something is in the air. There’s the April 6 issue of Time and that cover story – this recession, or near depression, or whatever it is, will bring an end to the “spirit of excess” that began in the … Continue reading

Posted in After Capitalism, Andrew Sullivan, Consumerism and Values, Economic Theory, For the Common Good, Free-Market Capitalism, Government is the Solution and Not the Problem, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, Moral Hazard, Pharmaceutical Industry, The Limits of Capitalism | Leave a comment

Crazy – Like a Fox

There’s that Sherlock Holmes story where the key to the mystery is the dog that didn’t bark, Silver Blaze:   Gregory (the hapless but eager Scotland Yard detective): Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Sullivan, Brutality or Brainpower, Conservatives Praise Obama, Obama and Torture, Obama Betrays His Supporters, Obama the Pragmatist, Obama's Cabinet, Obama's Cabinet Picks, Republican Civil War, Republicans for Obama, Republicans in the Wilderness, The Reasonable Right | Leave a comment

The Eve of Destruction

Monday, November 3, 2008 – the day before the presidential election – and there was almost nothing left to say. Either Obama would win (likely), or McCain would win (unlikely), or there would be a tie and House of Representatives … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Sullivan, Edmund Burke, McCain, McCain the Drama Queen, Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama the Conservative, Obama the Gentleman, Republican Civil War, Republican Party Breaks Apart, Sarah Palin | 1 Comment

The Gentleman and the Drama Queen

The readership here is small – a hundred hits a day, give or take, save when CNN or BBC World Service notices this column or that and the traffic jumps. It happens. But given that – the situation where this … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Sullivan, George F. Will, Joe the Plumber, McCain the Drama Queen, Obama the Gentleman, Propriety and Restraint, The French | 1 Comment