"We should let the NRA fix itself, that's the ticket!"
Fine sentiment, stupid prescription.
@BadUncle You & me both, but that Goose Island one is really nothing to do with "holiday" taste at all -- just a damn fine traditional brown ale.
@Clarence Rosario Have you tried the Anchor Xmas this year? It is entirely without merit, sez me. But oh yes, this year's SN Celebration is fabulous!
Brooks' entire point in this instance of his quite typically idiotic, but influential and dangerous column, is that it's awful to stand in the way of destroying Medicare.
Why always with the crap music...
But you're not right about the relation between critical thinking and patriotism, particularly if you view what we're seeing here as "patriotism."
"I would hope for a way more thoughtful and coherent position on this matter."
And you'd hope in vain.
The opposite of patriotism is not cynicism.
Not saying you said it was, but what you wrote does offer that reading...
What to make of that? Well, it doesn't look like U. is making them critical thinkers (to be generous about it).
I know there's a race problem here, but if possession is "the most common misdemeanor charge" in NYC, then I'm thinking that must mean quite a lot of non-minority folks in these numbers, no?
So civil rights & racism, yup.
But mainly, bullshit drug laws.
"I never liked your old haircut anyway."