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‘We overstepped in that case’ — David Brooks offers another empty apology for supporting Iraq war

New York Times columnist David Brooks has never come clean for the time that his neoconservatism trumped any conservative notion of government action and he supported the Iraq war. Once again he offered an empty apology, "We went into Iraq because we thought it would help for democracy around the world, and we overstepped in that case."

David Brooks Shows the Corruption of "Meritocracy"

After all, being a columnist at the NYT is a pretty good gig. Yet he repeatedly shows he doesn't have a clue on the issues on which he pontificates. In his latest effort he criticizes the people he dubs "radicals" and contrasts them with radicals of prior years. Show More Summary

ANN ALTHOUSE: David Brooks gets awfully grandiose and contemptuous. “If Roy Moore’s opponent wins,…

ANN ALTHOUSE: David Brooks gets awfully grandiose and contemptuous. “If Roy Moore’s opponent wins, I would expect Democrats to exult at the fabulous new political opportunity and even to laugh openly at the Alabamans (who will be on the receiving end of contempt no matter what they do). And I do not believe that after […]

If Roy Moore wins, says David Brooks, Republicans are "for a generation...repulsive" and "repulsive to people of color forever."

Brooks gets awfully grandiose and contemptuous (on "Meet the Press" today), especially at the end when he tells Republicans "you end up, not only making yourself unpopular but sort of corrupting a piece of yourself... There is no end...Show More Summary

David Brooks: The Republican Party is repulsive to millennials and people of color

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative New York Columnist David Brooks has been speaking out about the ills within the Republican Party for some time. He wrote an excellent piece recently that all should read. Today on Meet the Press he did not hold back....

David Brooks: The GOP is Rotting

David Brooks: A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn't have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn't have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissident Jeff Flake, either. Show More Summary

Religious Liberty and David Brooks

This is a slightly redacted re-post from before the Trump victory, from 29 October 2016, to be exact. The cause of religious liberty has been substantially advanced by President Trump. Yet another reason for patriots and true conservatives to be...

South Dakota State cruises past NAIA foe Dakota State 92-60

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Mike Daum scored 16 points and South Dakota State defeated Dakota State 92-60 on Sunday. Reed Tellinghuisen added 14 points, Brandon Key added a career-high 13 with seven assists and David Jenkins also scoredShow More Summary

White newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP’s southern firewall in the 1960s

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservatives who dislike Donald Trump like to blame the president and his Breitbart cheering section for the racial demagoguery they see in today’s Republican Party. For example, New York Times columnist David Brooks lamented the GOP’s transformation over the past decade from a party that had...

Mike's Blog Round Up

The Rectification of Names: David Brooks' fictional history. Herlander-Walking: I'd like to tell you something comforting. Earth-Bound Misfit: Trump's shifting reality. David Dayen: Richard Cordray sets up titanic struggle for control of the Consumer Protection Bureau with last-minute move. This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

David Brooks Has a Great Sense of Humor: Tech Giants Will Have "Few Defenders on the National Scene"

Yes, David Brooks actually said this. The context is his column noting the complaints against the big tech companies. After going through the list Brooks tells readers: "The political assault on this front [against the monopoly power of the big tech companies] is gaining steam. Show More Summary

Spurs leading the race to sign Championship midfielder in January, Klopp interested as well

3 weeks agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Spurs leading the race to sign Championship midfielder in January, Klopp interested as well - originally posted on Sportslens.com Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks is attracting a lot of interest from the Premier League and it is believed that Liverpool and Tottenham are leading the chase. Show More Summary

Just seventeen, if you know what I mean

Worst David Brooks column ever: In 1982, Kelly Harrison Thorp was working as a hostess at the Red Lobster restaurant in Gadsden. She was 17 years old and a high school senior. One day Roy Moore came into the restaurant, and she recognized him. “He was a public figure in this small town,” she said […]

Timelapse of ocean acidification effects on coral

Stanford Earth’s Cassandra Brooks contributed footage to a new interactive David Attenborough project about the Great Barrier Reef. Brook’s video shows the effects of ocean acidification on the limestone skeleton of a sand dollar. View article at: www.attenboroughsreef.com Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, November 2017. Show More Summary

‘Iraq didn’t work out, but at least it was a belief in progress’ — David Brooks reflects on a BIG mistake

David Brooks does a limited confession of his mistake in supporting the Iraq war. He was naive. "People like me used to advocate for spreading democracy around the world. Sometimes we were naive. And Iraq was Iraq and it didn't work out. But at least it was a belief in a central progress."

David Brooks Thinks Congress is Filled by Philosophers, Not Politicians

It's amazing the stuff you can find in the NYT. Most of us learn at a fairly early age that the people who sit in Congress are politicians. They get there by appeasing powerful interest groups who give them the money and political support necessary to get and hold their seats. Show More Summary

WHEN EVEN DAVID BROOKS IS ADMITTING IT: David Brooks: Those Of Us Trying To Rebut Trump Have The Di…

WHEN EVEN DAVID BROOKS IS ADMITTING IT: David Brooks: Those Of Us Trying To Rebut Trump Have The Disadvantage That “Our Elites Really Do Stink.”

HE’S RIGHT. THEY STINK ON ICE: Shot: David Brooks: Those Of Us Trying To Rebut Trump Have The D…

HE’S RIGHT. THEY STINK ON ICE: Shot: David Brooks: Those Of Us Trying To Rebut Trump Have The Disadvantage That “Our Elites Really Do Stink.” —Real Clear Politics today. Chaser: David Brooks is Still in Love with the Crease in Obama’s Pants. —Neo-Neocon, February 11, 2016.

David Brooks Talks To America's Kids About Sexytime

Because who better? From American's Most Ubiquitous Conservative Public Intellectual today: The world seems full of sexual predators these days. But I don’t think good men wake up one morning and suddenly start thrusting their tongue down the throats of women they barely know. Show More Summary

Girl, I Want Your Body: David Brooks Would Like to "Rap" With You Kids About Sex and Sexual Desire

Thanks to IanS., an F5 cringe-tornado. Here are some out of context quotations, but in context, it's still pretty cringey. Before you read this Newsprint Seduction, I strongly advise you to start playing this smooth hiphop instrumental track to get...

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