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By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I have some advice: Unless she is pregnant or handicapped, don't give up a seat to a woman unless you KNOW she is well over 60. Trust me on this, even if I am a liberal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

The advent of DNA testing, and the number of convictions thrown out, has confirmed that we've put LOTS of innocent people to death. There need not be any other argument against death penalty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I believe that sensitivity to issues of race and ethnicity is important, and nuanced, even more so when it intersects with the issue of free speech.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

When my daughter was a senior in high school, I remember noticing, almost in passing, that her friends were very cute. Which made me realize her friends' fathers probably found Molly very cute.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I think Trump wants to be dictator. I don't think the courts will allow him to be, and I think that after months of revolting sycophancy, neither will Congress. He will sink to such a popularity trough that even those spineless, craven gophers will cave.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

The intelligent Trump supporter will be someone who is so cynical about politics that he wants the world blown up, and doesn't care if the person doing the blowing up is an obnoxious, infantile vulgarian. I don't know where to find these people. Do you?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

An editorial writer might consult a reporter to see what she thinks, if it is what she covers. But they are entirely independent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

It doesn't entirely make sense that if 51 senators are from one party, and they can stick together, they can do whatever they want. Especially in this age of blatant, shameless gerrymandering.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Donald Trump is showing the intellectual rigor, and emotional maturity, of a second grader. That's hardly being age-ist. This is a man who, when accused by Hillary Clinton of being a Putin puppet, actually responded: "No puppet! No puppet! YOU'RE the puppet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I believe the publisher is a member of the editorial board, and I think his vote would matter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I don't consider Hillary Clinton to be the lesser of two evils.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I always thought there was some cleverness to the joke diet in which you could eat as much as you want and as often as you want, but everything must be consumed naked in front of a full-length mirror. That would deter me!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

The odd thing is that Trump's hand movements don't seem to coordinate with the topic at hand. Most pols manage to make their hand movements correspond with the message, so a slash will accompany emphasis, etc. Trump's got about three moves, the most notable of which is his "okay" gesture, making a circle with his thumb and forefinger. Anyway, Trump has only a few gestures, including that one, and to my eye he uses them seemingly indiscriminately. I've seen him use the "okay/f.u." sign to be pedantic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I don't think there is prejudice against atheists the same way there is prejudice against fat people. I don't think people hate or contemn atheists; I think people feel sorry for atheists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I don't hold doors for women. I'm not sure I really differentiate between men and women, in my door-related activities. Do women really care about this issue?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

When Trump says fake news, he means journalism that makes points with which he disagrees, usually about him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Hillary Clinton was a cute, smart chick in the 1960s.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

On Twitter, people like me regularly get called "sore losers" by Trumpeters. It just makes me roll my eyes. This is not about winning and losing. We all lost, even them, they just don't know it yet.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Gene Weingarten

The poet Billy Collins once laughingly observed that all babies are born with a knowledge of poetry, because the lub-dub of the mother's heart is in iambic meter. Then, Collins said, life slowly starts to choke the poetry out of us. It may be true with music, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I think Trump is simply inept, incapable of rescuing himself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Making stuff up is the worst thing a journalist can do. Plagiarizing is the second worst.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I am perhaps being charitable but I think there are a bunch of people out there who feel stupid. Some will be feeling stupid for stupid and evil reasons - HEY, TRUMP HASN'T DEPORTED ALL THE BROWN PEOPLE YET - and some will feel stupid for good reasons, such as that he lied about everything. But I think being made to feel stupid is damage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I would you say 25-50 percent is the likelihood that my cause of death will be suicide. Not because I am depressive but because I don't attach any moral baggage to suicide, and I have no religion to hold me back. I think suicide is our right, though I think we need to exercise it with knowledge that it can hurt others. So my assumption is that if I got a fatal disease, I'd end things before I got really sick.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Every single fat comic uses his weight as a punchline. There is something sad about that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I do not believe in public shaming. I do believe that young adults go to college to learn things, and that this process will almost inevitably result in their making mistakes and misjudgments and otherwise acting badly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I think we too often go soft in trying to spare people the agony of confronting reality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I think Marco Rubio could never have recovered from revealing himself to be pathetic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I believe men's faces come in two kinds: Faces that need a blade, and faces that need an electric. I never was happy with an electric. I became pizzaneck.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

One thing I am learning from the kitten is that everything he is doing seems to be in preparation for murder.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

The one thing an aspiring writer must understand is that it's hard. If you think it's not hard, you're not doing it right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

International politics is not my strong suit. The older I get the less certain I am that I even HAVE a strong suit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I believe that the fragile-flower, idea-intolerant society of victimhood that is being cultivated in many colleges today is really bad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I once found myself driving, smoking a cigar, taking notes, and talking on the phone at the same time. I only became completely aware of this when I had to shift, and realized something had to give.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I very much believe in the Intentional Fallacy. If Donald Trump lies and dopes and bumbles and staggers his way into peace in the middle east, he gets credit for it. He owns it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

The horrifying thing is that nearly half of America seems in synch with xenophobia and race-baiting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

You know, I am not a particular Kennedy apologist or an awed fan - I was 12 when he was murdered - but I have discussed Kennedy with historians. For his incredibly short tenure, he was a very important president. Many put him in the second tier, below the big three and surrounded by Truman and Eisenhower. Kennedy moved our soul. Changed our thinking about service and governance. And won big in the greatest nuclear crisis of the Cold War.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Peggy Noonan is not as good a columnist as my colleague Kathleen Parker, in my opinion, but they share something related to their Pulitzers. Kathleen won in in 2010. They won it for a similar reason. They broke from their crowd, and sprinted away. They delivered the politically unexpected take, at some peril to their readership.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I read a lot of conservatives. They are thoughtful and intelligent and annoying, and I always read them because they have viewpoints that challenge my own, even thought they are wrong. But this does me no good because, being intelligent and sophisticated human beings, they are all contemptuous of Trump. They hate him. They find him...vulgar.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I think there are a good many Donald Trump voters who are sick of government as it is practiced in America and genuinely want to blow up the system and see what happens. They are stupid - or at least unwise - but not necessarily racist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I always love it when a small paper wins. When I was growing up in the Bronx, the editor of the Riverdale Press - a neighborhood rag - kept submitting his columns for a Pulitzer. We laughed and laughed at his ego. He finally won.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Donald Trump's humor is hostile to a fault.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Reporters are not merely recording devices that take down what people say and repeat it in print; we are expected to use our knowledge and experience both for triage - deciding what's important to cover and what isn't - and for contextualizing, analyzing and such.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Editorials are editorials. They a supposed to have an opinion, even a very strong one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Allowing a non-lawyer to be on the Supreme Court strikes me as a very American thing, in a good way. Another is that the speaker of the house doesn't have to be a member of congress. He or she can be anyone. I'm not sure if James Madison really intended that, or if the wording was accidentally imprecise, but the Constitution, as a recall, simply says that the House shall chuse a speaker.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I feel like no matter what happens in my career endeavors after today, going to grad school is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

It is hard to quantify the value of name recognition, but Donald Trump has gone from fame to international mega-fame. That has to be gargantuan when your business is your name.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I don't think the people of Chicago should be robbed of their birthright to be perennial losers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Ask creative people where they get their ideas, and they will roll their eyes. It's the most common question, but it's also a bad one because the answer is inevitably disappointing. From the inside, creativity seems like an arduous task, often involving plebeian, imperfect choices, driven less by inspiration than by deadline.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I need an irony punctuation mark for the clueless.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

It is not a coincidence that Donald Trump has attracted white supremacists.