Category Archives: Style versus Substance

Not to Worry

Friday, September 5, thing were supposed to settle down. The political conventions were finally over, capped by John McCain’s workmanlike speech – long on character (he has it, he says), and short on the issues. In fact the issues didn’t … Continue reading

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On Knowing Lots about Lots of Things

It was the mid to late seventies, and the place was Rochester, New York – and the job was teaching English at an exclusive prep school, with the students being, for the most part, the children of old money, or … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Attack Politics, David Brooks, Education, High-Information Voters, Jack Cafferty, McCain, McCain versus Russia, McCain's Free Pass, McCain's New Crisis, Obama, Pew Survey on News Consumption, Political Pandering, Rick Shenkman - Just How Stupid Are We?, Style versus Substance, Threat Assessment, Welch - McCain: The Myth of a Maverick | Leave a comment