Shields and Brooks on Government Scandals, Remembering Watergate (via PBS News Hour) JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That is syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. So, gentlemen, it’s only been one week, but it’s been three giant headaches for the Obama administration, for the president. [...]
David Brooks has a column in The New York Times today defending his friend, State Department spokeswoman Valerie Jumond, from charges hat she edited down the Benghazi talking points for political reasons ("the accusations against her...Show More Summary
On “Meet the Press,” New York Times columnist David Brooks declared: [T]his IRS story is going to be big. It’s going to confirm a lot of suspicions a lot of Republicans have. You combine that with the Benghazi thing, you combine … Continue reading ?
Last week, one of the stars of the "soft" right, David Brooks of The New York Times, wrote a wake-up column with implications for readers who not only do not much like dark-skinned immigration, but are also hostile to such kindling issues as gay marriage and abortion. They seem incapable of understanding, once more, that these are family issues.
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The Cabbage writes, thus: … immigration opponents are effectively trying to restrict the flow of conservatives into this country. In survey after survey, immigrants are found to have more traditional ideas about family structure and community than comparable Americans. They have lower incarceration rates. They place higher emphasis on career success. They have stronger work [...]
The week of President Obama's first inaugural, David Brooks had some advice for the new White House team. President Obama, the columnist said, is "going to have to prove the hard way that he meant what he said about being pragmatic and evidence-based. That means he won't sweep a …
David Brooks writes that the opposition to immigration reform is led by people who want fewer conservatives in this country. This may be the most singularly stupid statement of all time. There is simply nothing close.
My new Bloomberg View column concerns the new senator from Texas, and how he drives his opponents crazy. The New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered a common critique of Cruz in a recent public appearance: “If you mention the name Ted Cruz to other senators, you just get titanic oceans of eye rolling. Show More Summary
Today’s BoBo column is useful, very useful indeed. It’s one of his nominally apolitical efforts, and as such, parsing its intellectual flaws and frauds yields a helpful guide to the ways Brooks puts his thumb on the scale of everything he writes. A column like this one helps expose his genius for bullshit without the [...]
I agree and disagree with Alexander’s take on David Brook’s New York Times’ Op Ed, Engaged, or Detached? Brooks argues that today we mostly have engaged writers who are less concerned about persuasion than mobilizing people who already agree with them. Show More Summary
David Johnson will be charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice for allegedly concealing evidence from police about the former News International CEO. read more
This is good old school David Brooks: For the last few years, America has experienced a revival in swing dancing. Big bands and young neo-swing “jump and jive” groups like the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies — who are currently receiving airplay on rock radio and selling ten thousand copies a week of their Zoot Suit Riot [...]
The recent discussion about David Brooks' column on "engaged" vs. "detached" writers reminded me that, little more than two years ago, I posted this respectful but critical entry about NYU education historian Diane Ravitch's views about...Show More Summary
Ta-Nehisi Coates writes How to Be a Political-Opinion Journalist—First, don't attack weak arguments: In response to David Brooks's column on how to write about politics, Jonathan Chait offers some ideas of his own. It probably won't surprise you that I like Chait's a little better. Show More Summary
Jonathan Chait takes a shot at Bobo’s paean to “regulated sobriety”: The latest offensive, or counter-offensive, in the passive-aggressive Cold War between David Brooks and Paul Krugman has taken the form of an entire Brooks column not very subtly lambasting Krugman as a tired partisan hack while justifying his own work as thoughtful, elevated, and [...]
Six months ago David Brooks, Joe Scarborough, and company thought: "Mitt Romney is behind and has an uphill climb. But if we pretend that Romney is actually ahead, maybe he will get momentum and win." And so they launched the War onShow More Summary
David Brooks reports, in his Granite Geek blog: Kenneth Appel, famous for being part of the team that created the first great computer-aided proof, of the “four-color” theorem which says that any map can be colored with four colors without bumping colors against each other, and who later headed up the UNH math department, has [...]
The musings of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks return in this, another episode of the Doubleheader, where we tackle the sport of politics and the politics of sport. Our captains...
Roger Pilon David Brooks has a piece in the New York Times this morning that’s worth reading, “Health Chaos Ahead,” even if it misses a crucial aspect of its subject. Obamacare is off to a rough start, he argues, and it’s only going to get worse. Show More Summary