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Brooks and Marcus: Obama Made Gridlock Worse With Exec Amnesty

Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus argued that President Obama's unilateral action on immigration will make gridlock in Washington worse on Friday's "PBS NewsHour." Brooks stated, "the ones [legal scholars] who think it was an unprecedented...Show More Summary

Mike Fleiss: Harassing Brooke Burke and David Charvet With Physical Threats, Fake Barking Dogs!

The Bachelor creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss is facing criminal charges for harassing David Charvet and Brooke Burke. You won't believe how. An arrest warrant was issued by the Los Angeles County D.A., charging Fleiss with...Show More Summary

What David Brooks Gets Wrong About 'Partyism'

In a recent column, David Brooks announced to parents throughout the United States that if they are judging a potential son or daughter-in-law on political grounds, their "values are out of whack." So I take it that if liberal parents...Show More Summary

Bachelor Creator Mike Fleiss Arrested For Harassing Neighbors David Charvet And Super Talented Lovely Wife, Brooke Burke

If you think you have neighbor problems well, maybe you do, but at least with this latest news regarding the neighborly feud between some Hollywood celebrities, you will know that you’re not alone Mike Fleiss, creator of the Bachelor...Show More Summary

'Bachelor' Creator ARRESTED ... Disturbing 'Baywatch' Star's Peace

"The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has been arrested for harassing "Baywatch" star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke... and it has to do with fake barking dogs.The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of Disturbing the…

When Will GOP Congress Grow Up?

Kevin Drum asks why Republicans in Congress get a pass on governing by temper tantrum on Mother Jones. David Brooks is unhappy that President Obama continues to be a liberal even though Democrats lost in this year’s midterm election:   “I sympathize with what Obama is trying to do substantively (on immigration), but the process [...]Show More Summary

Today In People Insulting Your Intelligence

Shorter David Brooks: “If Obama takes unilateral action on immigration, congressional Republicans will stop cooperating with his initiatives!” Shorter Lambert Strether: “We would totally have had single-payer if it wasn’t for the meddling of President, Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, Secretary of State, Chief Justice of the United States, and longtime don of […]

Isn't It About Time to Ask Republicans to Start Acting Like Adults?

David Brooks is unhappy that President Obama continues to be a liberal even though Democrats lost in this year's midterm election: The White House has not privately engaged with Congress on the legislative areas where there could be agreement. Show More Summary

Two Facts

1. David Brooks is still being employed by the New York Times to write a garbage column.2. This week, David Brooks is mystified by why, in the wake of the Republicans' midterm win, President Obama is not rolling over and making it easier...Show More Summary

David Brooks and the Economics of Keystone Pipeline

David Brooks is unhappy that President Obama won't support the Keystone Pipeline. Maybe he would happier if he got the economics right. Brooks tells readers: "Keystone XL has been studied to the point of exhaustion, and the evidence overwhelmingly suggests that it’s a modest-but-good idea. Show More Summary

"Defining constitutional deviancy down."

From the new David Brooks column titled "Obama in Winter":Usually presidents at the end of their terms get less partisan, not more... Usually presidents with a new Congressional majority try to figure out if there is anything that the two branches can do together... Show More Summary

Obama helps destroy the Democrats

David Brooks on the scale of the Republican victory: (T)hey obviously won the Senate... they have kept the House. …

Brooks: Obama Executive Amnesty Means an 'Extreme Abuse of Executive Power'

On Friday's broadcast of PBS's "NewsHour," New York Times columnist David Brooks explained that while he supports immigration reform, in particular status for illegals, President Barack Obama's proposed executive amnesty is a step too far. Show More Summary

Would-Be Divorcé David Brooks Bought a $1.9 Million Home With His Wife

Nearly a year ago, the Washington Post reported the impending divorce of David Brooks and his wife of 27 years, Sarah. But the couple never filed any divorce papers, or moved out of the District of Columbia. And, interestingly enough, they just bought a $1.9 million home in D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood. Read more...

David Brooks: Wrong On the Effects of Microtargeting, Wrong For America

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

I stopped reading David Brooks a while ago, when he decided it was his mission not to provide thoughtful commentary on current events but instead to produce one column after another that read like the Cliff Notes for a high school "character education" class. Show More Summary

What A Middlebury Professor Learned About Life From Fishing

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Middlebury College Professor Matthew Dickerson, along with David O’Hara, gets readers out of the classroom and into the great outdoors with the book Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia. The book takes the fishermen to the waters of Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. LINK (via:VPR)

The two nations

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“In August, Houston issued more single-family housing permits than all of California.” [David Brooks via Gideon Kanner] Tweet Tags: California, Houston, real estate The two nations is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Two New Trailers for 'A Most Violent Year'

A24 has released a new domestic and an International trailer for J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelow, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Albert Brooks. The film is set during...Show More Summary

David Brooks’s romance of community

When Times columnist David Brooks revealed that his son was in the Israeli army in Aspen on July 1, folks gasped, but no journalist picked up on it. That's how the establishment works.

David Brooks’s dumbest column yet: Fighting the scourge of “partyism”

The real problem is "Brooksism" -- Republicans ignoring that their party has moved so far right it won't govern

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