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In America, who you are is what you eat

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WHAT is soppressata? Google searches for the Italian meat surged last week, thanks to a column by David Brooks in the New York Times in which he recounted an awkward lunch at an upscale delicatessen with “a friend with only a high-school degree”.

Liberals Don't Want To Pry Your Damn Burger From Your Cold, Dead Hands

When David Brooks claimed that elitist sandwiches cause economic inequality, Josh Barro weighed his options: On the one hand, everyone thinks Brooks is an idiot; on the other hand -- hundreds of thousands of clicks! The choice was obvious:...Show More Summary

First Gourmet Sandwiches, Now Burger-Shaming! Can More Sensitive Lunches Heal America?

Business Insider's Josh Barro picks up where David Brooks left off on the culture war food metaphor beat this week. Last week, New York Times columnist David Brooks projected all of his anxieties about class in America onto one ill-fated...Show More Summary

LUNCH MEAT AND LIBERALS: “David Brooks’ friend doesn’t need him to ‘sensitively’ take her some…

LUNCH MEAT AND LIBERALS: “David Brooks’ friend doesn’t need him to ‘sensitively’ take her somewhere she already knows while pondering on the social signifiers that keep her from being as enlightened as he is,” Charlie Martin writes. “What she needs is for him to pull his nose down far enough to say ‘it’s salami.’” But […]

Morning Digest: Time for some traffic problems for Mo Brooks

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Leading Off ? AL-05, AL-Sen : Despite the wishes of the Senate GOP leadership, tea partying Rep. Show More Summary

Tuesday assorted links

1. CASSIDY says he agrees w/ McConnell that the Medicaid CPI-U caps won’t actually take effect: “I mean, it’s eight years. That’s a long ways.” Link here.  That’s now old news, but it’s still worth repeating. 2. David Brooks on Bourdieu...Show More Summary

Republicans Voting Against Their Own Interests: It's The Hatred, Stupid...

In his recent NY Times op-ed (”What’s the Matter with Republicans?”) David Brooks asked, “Why do working-class conservatives

MORE ON DAVID BROOKS’ SANDWICH SHOP:. “Let me say point-blank: if you think the sandwich shop anecdo…

MORE ON DAVID BROOKS’ SANDWICH SHOP:. “Let me say point-blank: if you think the sandwich shop anecdote is about sandwich shops or David Brooks’s manners, you are completely missing the point.” It’s fun to make fun of David Brooks. But he made a good point in that piece, and the very people who need to […]

The upper middle class sandwich

David Brooks got a lot of mostly deserved flak for his latest adventures in culinary ethnography, but Richard Reeves’ argument about opportunity hoarding by the “upper middle class” deserves attention. I’ve never liked the phrase “upper middle class,” because it’s a classic weasel term. For instance it’s subject to almost endless elasticity, as it’s used […]

DAVID BROOKS ENDORSES CORRUPTION OF THE BLOOD. Well, where Republicans are concerned, anyway….

DAVID BROOKS ENDORSES CORRUPTION OF THE BLOOD. Well, where Republicans are concerned, anyway.

Brooks: Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump

David Brooks: I don't think moral obliviousness is built in a day. It takes generations to hammer ethical considerations out of a person's mind and to replace them entirely with the ruthless logic of winning and losing; to take the normal...Show More Summary

The GOP’s moral rot is the problem, not Donald Trump Jr.

The key insight from a week of gobsmacking revelations is not that the Russia scandal may finally have an underlying crime but that, as David Brooks suggests, “over the past few generations the Trump family built an enveloping culture that is beyond good and evil.” (Remember when the media collectively oohed and ahhed that, “Say what you […]

The sins of fathers and grandfathers

(Paul Mirengoff) It has been years since my conservative cousin from New York contributed to Power Line. David Brooks’ latest column smoked him out, inspiring this contribution: Donald Trump appears to have caused David Brooks to lose his senses. Show More Summary

The rot

Jennifer Rubin (yeah that one) has awoken: The key insight from a week of gobsmacking revelations is not that the Russia scandal may finally have an underlying crime but that, as David Brooks suggests, “over the past few generations the Trump family built an enveloping culture that is beyond good and evil.” (Remember when the […]

David Brooks Almost Gets It

David Brooks’ New York Times column on the upper-middle class has been the butt of many jokes this week. It’s a piece on social mobility that starts by acknowledging that upper-middle-class Americans support a number of policies, like...Show More Summary

Eternal Dunce David Brooks Births #SandwichGate

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Soppressata: way too intimidating for poors, according to David Brooks. manolaus/Getty ICYMI, the latest reminder that conservative commentator David Brooks is a useless moron comes in the form of #SandwichGate. Show More Summary

Who is “ruining America”?

(Paul Mirengoff) This David Brooks column called “How We Are Ruining America” has received lots of attention on the internet, but I don’t think we have commented on it. According to Brooks, members of the college-educated upper middle...Show More Summary

TO BE FAIR, I’D LOVE TO SEE DAVID BROOKS TAKE HIM OUT TO DINNER: Claudia Rosett on Taking Out Kim …

TO BE FAIR, I’D LOVE TO SEE DAVID BROOKS TAKE HIM OUT TO DINNER: Claudia Rosett on Taking Out Kim Jong Un — and Not for Dinner.

A Bad Aftertaste: David Brooks, Class, and the Politics of Food

While Brooks seems to think his insensitivity derives from choosing a tony sandwich joint beyond his friend’s culinary vocabulary, there’s much more insensitivity to unpack. The post A Bad Aftertaste: David Brooks, Class, and the Politics of Food appeared first on Rewire.

Yes. David Brooks Has Always Been an Ignorant Ass. Why Do You Ask?: Hoisted/Smackdown from 2007

Hoisted from 2007: Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Yet Another David Brooks/New York Times Edition): I can't stand it. I can't keep quiet any more......Could the New York Times please replace David Brooks with a literate...Show More Summary

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