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Gerson Takes a Break From Political Debate to Lament the Sluttiness of 20-Somethings

Ho-hum ...

Michael Gerson was on top of the world a few short years ago -- penning many of the words that the most powerful man on earth would  cruelly mangle before the cameras.

But the conservative project has come tumbling down around him (at least for the moment).There's little he can say about GOP proposals to address the many messes in which we find ourselves because for all intents and purposes there are none ('No!' and "You're a liar!' don't count).

But he's got that prime real estate on the WaPo's opinion page to fill. So what's a good conservative to do? Simple: go back to basics and indulge in some old-fashioned moral scoldery*:

There is a segment of society for whom traditional family values are increasingly irrelevant, and for whom spring-break sexual liberationism is increasingly costly: men and women in their 20s.

This is totally new. And disturbing. Gerson doesn't estimate the costs, though.

Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet.
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