In what can only be called a delusion column that purported that gay marriage would be a defeat for personal freedom, New York Times columnist David Brooks - with whom I usually disagree on nearly everything - adds another bizarre argument against gay marriage and suggests that gays don't know what they are asking for. Apparently, in Brooks' world, not being able to enjoy inheritance benefits, a partner's pension benefits and social security benefits, paying more in estate taxes and a host...Read Full Story
And so, the overpaid pompous pseudo-sociologist tells us all that the perpetrators of mass killings are driven by psychological factors: mental illness, bruised pride or loss of job. Nothing sociological. Psychology explains it all (insert obligatory disclaimer that we can never really know for sure!).
So, here we go again. Just like Jack Douglas described years ago the mechanisms of the social construction of suicide, there are equally mechanisms of the social construction of mental illness...Read Full Story
Sure, let gays get married. Let them suffer like the rest of us.I don't know who said it first. But, even as a trans woman who was married (albeit briefly) as a man, I always thought it was funny.That's more than can be said for the editorial David Brooks wrote in today's New York Times. Once upon a time, one could actually raise one's IQ a few points from a steady diet of the Times. Even its most partisan editorials were usually well-reasoned and were relatively well-written. Sometimes...Read Full Story
New York Times columnist David Brooks said Monday night that President Barack Obama boldly stated the case for progressivism in his inaugural speech, unlike his previous inaugural speech.
“Four years ago, it was about being trans-partisan, about healing divides,” Brooks said on PBS’ Newshour. “He was sort of above the fray. Now he’s in the fray. He’s picked a team. And his team is his party, his belief system.”
Obama advocated a wide array of progressive causes in his inaugural speech, from...Read Full Story
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