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Anti-Gay Pastor: Gays Want To Force Christians To ‘Have Sex With Us’ – LISTEN

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Arkansas pastor Tim Brooks said yesterday that gay people want to force Christians into “participation” in homosexuality, reports Right Wing Watch. Speaking on Wallbuilders with wingnut David Barton, Christian Ministries Church Pastor Brooks said:… The post Anti-Gay Pastor: Gays Want To Force Christians To ‘Have Sex With Us’ – LISTEN appeared first on Towleroad.

Why Don’t Jury Pools Bond Anymore? Character vs. Structure

I was on jury duty this week, and the greatest challenge for me was the “David Brooks temptation” to use the experience to expound on the differences in generations and the great changes in culture and character that technology and history have brought. I did my first tour of duty in the 1970s. Back then you […]

Character or Structure – The David Brooks Temptation

June 26, 2015 Posted by Jay Livingston I was on jury duty this week, and the greatest challenge for me was the David Brooks temptation. I found myself on the verge of using that experience to expound on the differences in generations on the great changes in culture and character that technology and history have brought. Show More Summary

Whitewashing And Lee University

While we’re all waiting on SCOTUS to gay marry all of us to various inanimate objects, here’s David Brooks pretzelicious defense of General Robert E. Lee, who yeah owned a bunch of slaves but you guys, it made him sad. Like Lincoln he did not believe African-Americans were yet capable of equality. Unlike Lincoln he [Read more...]

David Brooks’ baffling assessment of the pope’s encyclical: Too much Christian love

The NYTimes columnist is "disappointed" with the pope for speaking out against self-interest

This is the beginning of a new age

As many of you nkow, I’m fueled creatively by my massive hatred of David Brooks. David Zwieg has a great article taking down one of Bobo’s new money lines: It was one thing if Brooks made erroneous claims in a one-off lecture. It was something else entirely to put those same claims in a book. [Read more...]

The David Brooks files: How many uncorrected mistakes does it take to be discredited?

OK, why am I writing this? We all know that New York Times columnist David Brooks deals in false statistics, he’s willing and able to get factual matters wrong, he doesn’t even fact-check his own reporting, his response when people point...Show More Summary

Tuesday assorted links

1. Johann Hari at Five Books on addiction. 2. How much ad blocking are we seeing? 3. Michael Pettis and Chinese punk rock. 4. Derek Thompson on effective giving. 5. David Brooks on TPP, and Ashok Rao on TPP.  And Ian Bremmer. 6. Five-year retrospective on Dodd-Frank. 7. Martin Wolf, against the techno-optimists.

David Brooks Warns of Economic Collapse and War Without TPP

The Washington chattering class is really upset that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) looks like its going down. David Brooks pulls out all the stops today, using his NYT column to yell at "Tea Party" Democrats for not supportingShow More Summary

David Brooks: Still a Movement Conservative…

…just one that has been prettied up. I’ve written many times that nothing in movement conservatism makes sense except in the light of creationism (with apologies to geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky). And NY Times columnist David Brooks’ pedigree is all movement … Continue reading ?

Mike's Blog Round Up

DeSmog Blog - Pope makes sense, conservatives go nuts; d r i f t g l a s s - David Brooks: serial fabricator or out-and-out liar? Lawyers, Guns & Money - this day (well, yesterday) in labor history; Pleasantly Eccentric - the NRA, denial, and me; Prairie Weather - black like... Show More Summary

Reality v. Brooks

David Zweig, "The facts vs. David Brooks: Startling inaccuracies raise questions about his latest book", Salon 6/15/2015 ("Factual discrepancies in the NYT columnist's new book raise some alarming questions about his research & methods"): For at least the past four years David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, TV pundit, bestselling author and lecture-circuit thought […]

Another Trip to the Appelbee’s Salad Bar

David Brooks and facts — so often a distant relationship. Of course, pointing this out presumably makes you guilty of “correct politicalness.” Brooks is also a fan of the defense that Ferguson hung such a maladroit label on: I went through some of the other instances where he made declarations that appeared insupportable. He accused […]

The facts vs. David Brooks: Startling inaccuracies raise questions about his latest book

Factual discrepancies in the NYT columnist's new book raise some alarming questions about his research & methods

David Brooks Says Hillary Can Have 'Bipartisan Governing Coalition' Too If She Just Copies Obama Campaign. Huh?

David Brooks isn't always wrong about politics. Sometimes he doesn't even write about politics. But on Tuesday he published an NYT column so wrong that I cannot even come up with an appropriate metaphor to capture its, well, wrongness. Show More Summary

Funny, I'm Not Seeing The Republican 'Broad Persuasion Campaigns'

David Brooks is now doing some serious hand-wringing in response to reports that Hillary Clinton isn't going to rerun the 2006 Lieberman for Senate campaign in her presidential race. Ron Fournier is also fretful. Charlie Pierce, Erik...Show More Summary

David Brooks is very concerned that Hillary Clinton isn’t pandering to white people enough

By appealing to diverse demographic groups, Clinton isn't running a "broad base" campaign, Brooks says. Huh?

Overnight Open Thread (6-8-2015)

Quote of the Day I "Nobody is equal to anybody. Even the same man is not equal to himself on different days." -- Thomas Sowell Quote of the Day II This David Brooks column on  "campus crusaders" misses a key...

David Brooks, New York Times Columnist on Narcissism, Mockery and Hip Hop

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Call me stubborn, I tell David Brooks, but I've never got along with self-help books. I may have been buying the wrong ones. To be fair to Brooks, the scale and ambition of his new book, The Road to Character, offers the reader a very...Show More Summary

THIS DAVID BROOKS COLUMN ON “CAMPUS CRUSADERS” misses a key point. These aren’t good, well-meaning …

THIS DAVID BROOKS COLUMN ON “CAMPUS CRUSADERS” misses a key point. These aren’t good, well-meaning people who have just gone a bit too far. They’re awful, nasty people using the excuse of “social justice” to justify indulging base desires of power and control. Awful, nasty, horrible people who should be recognized for what they are, […]

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