David Brooks Knows Some Guys

Hamilton Nolan · 11/14/14 09:57AM

Well-moisturized Republican David Brooks fancies himself a bit of a social scientist. Not really in the sense of like, doing science. More in the sense of "knowing some guys."

Hamilton Nolan · 09/10/14 07:55AM

Mustachioed simpleton Thomas Friedman today writes about a survey showing that successful students have mentors with "a real interest in their aspirations." For Thomas Friedman's daughter's college roommate, that mentor is clearly Thomas Friedman.

Richard Cohen Calls for Perpetual World War

Hamilton Nolan · 09/09/14 12:45PM

Good writer and smart man Richard Cohen is taking Obama to task for forgetting one important lesson that smart people like Richard Cohen know: the United States of America must be at war with lots of countries at all times.

Thomas Friedman Learned a New Shape

Hamilton Nolan · 05/19/14 08:28AM

Reassuringly cuddly platitude coiner Thomas Friedman is a very respected and influential interpreter of world events. Not for his insight into these events, but for his ability to make up a name for them that his fans—children—can understand.

Frank Bruni Is Pure Garbage

Hamilton Nolan · 05/05/14 10:35AM

Frank Bruni, a bad newspaper columnist who is nevertheless employed as a columnist by America's most prominent newspaper, is obligated to write two columns per week. He has approximately zero good ideas per week. This is what causes things like Sunday's column to happen.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/05/14 09:28AM

"Frozen In a Niche?" is the headline of today's Maureen Dowd column, as well as the headline of Maureen Dowd's career.