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Trump's Shameful Inaugural Speech

Donald Trump never ceases to disgust me. That's my personal view, which I'm entitled to, and I'm sticking to it. No unity shtick here. Conservative columnist David Brooks, in the New York Times, gets the first part of his column... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Comparing presidential administrations by arrests and convictions: A warning for Trump appointees

In May 2015, conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks mentioned on PBS’s Newshour that the Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free: “President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him. Show More Summary

On PBS, David Brooks Shames John Lewis: Whatever Happened to 'They Go Low, We Go High'?

PBS Newshour analyst David Brooks broke the liberal mold on Friday. While most media elitists poured praise on Rep. John Lewis for suggesting Trump was illegitimate, Brooks dissented: Whatever happened to "when they go low, we go high?"...Show More Summary

My Favorite Room: David Charvet and Brooke Burke-Charvet step out into the south of France

Like its name suggests, Chateau Charvet was inspired by David Charvet’s childhood in the south of France. At the Malibu mansion that he and wife Brooke Burke-Charvet designed and call home, there’s an old stone driveway with an 18th century fountain. The courtyard is ringed by gas lamps. Architect...

David Brooks Hasn't Heard of the Affordable Care Act

David Brooks has apparently not heard of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since he thinks he is providing new information in telling readers that markets can work in health care. If he was familiar with the law, then he would realize that...Show More Summary

Bobo In Fantasyland

If Paul Ryan wants to strip health care from millions of people to help pay for massive upper-class tax cuts, David Brooks’s job as he conceives of it is to defend him. As you would expect, his collection of implausible abstractions, random anecdotes, and complaints that Ken Arrow isn’t really hip anymore in defense of […]

Tuesday assorted links

1. Esther Duflo’s Ely lecture, “The economist as plumber.” 2. Disappearing markets in everything: the last disco ball maker (there is noisy sound at the link).  And how bad is authoritarianism really?  And David Brooks on Bannon vs. Trump, I am always happy to see actual analysis of the Trump administration. Show More Summary

Charles Blow Nails Donald Trump on Russian Hacks

Click here for reuse options! The American people didn't choose a president. Russia did. In a pre-christmas Op-Ed, the Times' resident conservative David Brooks said of Charles Blow "I think of Charles as the leader of the resistance."...Show More Summary

Hypocrisy Alert: PBS’ Mark Shields Pathetically ‘Shames’ Trump for Daring to Ridicule Chuck Schumer

On Friday’s week-in-review segment on PBS, every host and guest was piling on Donald Trump. These people consisted of anchor Judy Woodruff, liberal analyst Mark Shields and pseudo-conservative David Brooks.

Hypocrisy Alert: PBS's Mark Shields Scolds Trump for Daring to Mock Chuck Schumer

On Friday's week-in-review segment on the PBS NewsHour, everyone was disparaging Donald Trump -- anchor Judy Woodruff, liberal analyst Mark Shields, and pseudo-conservative David Brooks. They mocked Trump as childish for calling Sen....Show More Summary

Netflix vs. the Apocalypse is ‘How It Ends’

In a quick news brief, Netflix and Sierra/Affinity have inked a worldwide rights deal for How It Ends, an action-thriller based on Brooks McLaren’s 2010 Black List script, Deadline is reporting. David M. Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy) already is set to direct the film, which now is eyeing a production start in second-quarter 2017. “The […]

La conjetural Ursprache de Tlön

David Brooks may be a fantasy-nonfiction author manqué, but Jorge Luis Borges has set a standard in that space that's hard to match. From  "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", in Ficciones: There are no nouns in the hypothetical Ursprache of Tlön, which is the source of the living language and the dialects; there are impersonal verbs qualified […]

Nouns, verbs, and ontological metaphors

Federico Escobar pointed me to an essay by David Brooks, "The 2016 Sidney Awards, Part I", NYT 12/27/2016: Perry Link once noticed that Chinese writers use more verbs in their sentences whereas English writers use more nouns. For example, in one passage from the 18th-century Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber,” Cao Xueqin uses […]

Netflix Lands Rights To ‘How It Ends,’ Black List Pic From Sierra Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix and Sierra Pictures have inked a worldwide rights deal for How It Ends, an action-thriller based on Brooks McClaren’s 2010 Black List script. David M. Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy) already is set to direct the film,Show More Summary

David Brooks Seems Pretty Upset That Trump Does Things Different Than Other Elected Leaders

One of the reasons people jumped on the Trump train was that he was not an insider, not a career politician. He thought different and talked different. He tended to

Burkhart’s rings in a big gay Atlanta 2017

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

With drag performer Shavonna B. Brooks doing the countdown and DJ David Stoddard providing the beats, Burkhart's rang in the new year on Saturday.

Review: David Nicholson Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Luxco, the makers of Blood Oath, Rebel Yell, and Ezra Brooks, recently repackaged and rebranded its David Nicholson 1843 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a bourbon with which I had been previously unfamiliar. As part of that rebrand, the company is launching a… Continue reading ?

Jonathan Chait on the failure of the ‘Center’

Jonathan Chait makes the case that David Brooks and other moderates that form the ‘Center’ failed the country by not accepting Barack Obama as the near-ideal centrist they were nominally looking for, and through that enormous, aggravated,...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Jonathan Chait: David Brooks and the Intellectual Collapse of the Center

The unwillingness of David Brooks of the _New York Times_) and his ilk to tell their readers that Barack Obama was the centrist president they were looking for is one of the reasons we are in this mess--and one reason why, I think, David Brooks's career is now over: Jonathan...

Good news, everyone! Bill Kristol is now the 'center' and that 'center' will save us all!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Poor David Brooks, still out of touch with the reality that is America. You see, he thinks that with the election of Donald Trump, and the mere existence of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, this will happen: The most important caucus formation will be in the ideological center. Show More Summary

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