This is the kind of story I like to call... uniquely American.
It seems that every time Edward Snowden emerges from hiding and communicates something through either Glenn Greenwald or other reporters from The Guardian, he loses credibility. It's not the fault of a government agitprop smear campaign or those of us who are critical of the shoddy reporting that's botched this story from the beginning. It's really just Snowden's own words that tend to flummox his cause.
Gary Oldman recently did an interview with Playboy in which he defended Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin and called Nancy Pelosi a "fucking cunt." Sounds pretty cut-and-dry, right? Except that the interview is five pages long and at the very least some context should be added before making a judgment.
Really, David Brooks is only interested in policies that sound like they'd help the poor -- otherwise he wouldn't identify as a conservative in the first place.
Both sides are wrong about what went down in Nevada. Here's how...