Gene Healy Says David Brooks' Paean to Presidential Power Is Year's Worst Op-Ed

For four years running, Gene Healy has closed the
holiday season with a column saying “bah, humbug” to the
year’s worst op-eds. Christmas came early this year, thanks to
perennial contender David Brooks. In Thursday’s New York
, Brooks offered a bold panacea for the problems of our
time: We need to “Strengthen the Presidency.” It strikes Healy as
counterintuitive to imagine that a president with a drone
fleet, a “kill list,” dragnet databases of Americans’ personal
information, and increasingly arbitrary authority over health
care’s one-sixth of the U.S. economy has too little

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