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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 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

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

I have been called the antichrist, though, by Nazis.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Donald Trump is an awful loser.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

First, in a love song, or any song for that matter, using a plastic word like "inhibitions" is just completely without feel or texture. It demonstrates a tin ear for communication.

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 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 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 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

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

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 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

The people who are voting for Trump are not voting rationally.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

America is an incredibly polarized country politically. I think ANY Republican would start out with 42 percent of the vote.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Is it really the right of the media to dictate to the president whom he will allow in his press conferences? That's tetchier. And then there is the added issue of whether it would be a service to their readers, and the country at large, for, say, the Washington Post to take itself out of the room -- meaning they don't have the ability to ask important questions the president is obliged to answer? I think that would be a mistake.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Donald Trump is way worse than George W. Bush. George W. Bush is a fundamentally decent man of limited intelligence who surrounded himself with awful people who dragged him in terrible directions. He was a bad president. But he was not actively malign, in the sense that he did what he thought was right. I don't think this guy cares what's right. I think he's in it for self-aggrandizement, for profit, and for power.

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 need an irony punctuation mark for the clueless.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

We separated like oil and water. In the cafeteria, you'd see a table of black jocks, table of white jocks, table of rich white kids, table of Hispanic kids, table of Chinese kids, table of druggies, table of chatterboxes, and so on. Wait! There's a diverse table over there! With a few kids of different tenacities and economic status! Oh, that's the nerds. That's where I sat. We weren't cool enough for the other tables, so we didn't discriminate against anybody.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

Mostly, you become a writer not because you want to get rich or famous, but because you have to write; because there is something inside that must come out.

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 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I think we are all exhausted by, and sick of, Donald Trump.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I think Donald Trump's going to quickly disappear from radar.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

We want to believe that the world is understandable and controllable and unthreatening, that if we follow the rules, we'll be okay. So, when this kind of thing happens to other people, we need to put them in a different category from us. We don't want to resemble them, and the fact that we might is too terrifying to deal with. So, they have to be monsters.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I don't see a point in advertising my marital status when men don't. Completely ridiculous.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Weingarten

You should support Israel not because it is Jewish but because it is a sane, secular democracy. You want Lebanon to be at peace. You don't care much about Kuwait.

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 14 Sep

Gene Weingarten

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

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

Rhyme is cool again. It's because of hip-hop. Bless you, hip-hop.

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 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I am deebly self-conscious, and bad.

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

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

I don't think I could ever love someone with whom I fundamentally disagreed, politically.

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 13 Sep

Gene Weingarten

I like to eat alone in restaurants, with a book, particularly if I am out of town, alone, on business. It's relaxing. I feel not even a twinge of embarrassment. Is this gender-related? Is there a lingering feeling among women that if they are alone in public, they will be judged to be spinsters or spinsters-to-be?

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

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 really value unforgettable moments. Things you can tell people about. We have too few of them in our lives, and it is all too seldom that we can create one such moment for a stranger.

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 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

Knowing the identity of the leaker helps you analyze the likelihood that the material is real.

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 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

Trump cannot change because in his mind, he has ALWAYS been rewarded for his boorish, stupid, arrogant behavior.