- Roger Cohen discusses Disney World, fat Americans, and The G.M. Diet.
- Gail Collins reminds us that, no matter how many scandals erupt in your state, things could always be worse-- you could live in New Jersey.
- Maureen Dowd discusses the distracted American "whirling dervish drivers" and the "white man's last stand" of the GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Sonia Sotomayor.
- Of course, most columnists want a crack at Sarah Palin-- Maureen Dowd really goes to town, slamming her with Sarah's "Sweet, Tweet Revenge" (a fictional Twitter exchange with Sen. John McCain), and "Sarah's Secret Diary," about how misunderstood she is. Meanwhile, Frank Rich takes a more serious look at how Palin "Broke the G.O.P., and Now She Owns It."
- David Brooks examines the decline (to near-zero) of dignity in American public life, in light of how much dignity early Americans like George Washington insisted upon.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
I love reading columns, especially the ones in the New York Times. These opinion pieces are, to me, like more sophisticated, less ranting blogs. Here's a list of my favorite NYT columns from recent weeks: