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."
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, 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 […]
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
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: 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
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...
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
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...
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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 - 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
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 […]
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
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."
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 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 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.
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
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...