Thanks for pointing me to

Thanks for pointing me to the Bret Stephens piece on Bartley, Trunk. At the other end of the spectrum (not politically but in all other respects) is Robert Novak. Trunk, you are correct that Novak is an almost completely worthless columnist. He does have some excellent sources. The problem (or at least part of it) is that he uncritically will print untrue statements that his sources supply him to advance their interests. Careers have been injured by this practice. In short, one cannot have confidence in the truth of what appears in a Novak column.


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