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David Brooks

  1. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  2. the weekly standard
    The Weekly Standard Lived By the Partisan Sword – And Died By ItThe conservative magazine — always shameless in its GOP loyalty — is closing after breaking ranks with Trump.
  3. centrism
    America Already Has a Centrist Party. It’s Called the Democrats.Are you part of the “Exhausted Majority” that opposes both Donald Trump and far-left activists? Good news: there’s a party for you.
  4. centrism
    No, Hate Speech and Political Correctness Are Not EquivalentDavid Brooks and Charles Lane want compromise above all. Sometimes that involves a compromise with evil.
  5. The Idea-Free Book That Has the Right Excited About IdeasJonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West exemplifies why a particular style of Beltway conservatism is in such crisis today.
  6. David Brooks Wants to Fix America With One Weird Trick From the 1800sThe Whigs expired, justly, for elevating pragmatism over the need to address a big national issue. They’re the last thing we need today.
  7. The GOP’s Never-Trumpers Are Really Just Never-DemocratsThe party’s “moderates” have become the most partisan of them all.
  8. No, Smug Liberals Aren’t the Reason We Lack Sane Gun LawsContra David Brooks, liberals haven’t alienated half of America; Congress has just ignored the will of nearly all of it.
  9. David Brooks Picked a Bad Week to Say Trump ‘Runs a Normal, Good Meeting’“Trump is not the raving madman they expected,” reported the New York Times’ Reasonable Conservative.
  10. David Brooks and the Intellectual Collapse of the CenterThe moderate Establishment retreats to a new fantasy in the Trump years.
  11. My 17-Year-Old Self on David Brooks on Colin Kaepernick“I like how he addressed it to us, the black delegation. Like we have been out here, waiting on Brooks for guidance.”
  12. Why Did Democrats Promise Big Government Health-Care Takeover? Ask David BrooksMaybe let’s look it up, just to be 100 percent sure that is what Democrats actually promised.
  13. is it january yet
    The Art of Writing About a Female Presidential CandidateA lesson in graciousness, from us straight to David Brooks.
  14. election 2016
    NYT Writer Figures Out Why People Hate HillaryIt’s that she’s a wo … wait, no, she just needs hobbies.
  15. David Brooks Vows to Study America’s Suffering MassesWill he move to a high-unemployment coal-mining town in West Virginia? A meth-ravaged exurb in the Inland Empire?
  16. David Brooks May Soon Be Betrayed by His Trump-Fighting HeroesFinally, Republican leaders have launched the no-holds-barred personal attack on Donald Trump that columnist David Brooks has been begging for.  But they may abandon it at a moment’s notice if he wins a few more key primaries. 
  17. How Republican ‘Thought Police’ Enforce Climate-Science DenialDavid Brooks casually drops a reason why no sane person can vote for his party.
  18. What Should We Believe: Marco Rubio or Math?Guess what David Brooks’s answer is.
  19. Today in ‘Paul Krugman Is Definitely Not Arguing With David Brooks’Feel the hatred.
  20. David Brooks Is the White-Hot Center of D.C. GossipDigging into the acknowledgements page of the Times columnist’s latest book.
  21. Confessions of a ‘Partyist’: Yes, I Judge Your PoliticsI don’t hate Republicans, but I don’t really want them to marry my kids.
  22. Today in ‘Paul Krugman Is Definitely Not Arguing With David Brooks’America’s greatest forum of passive-aggressive intellectual debate.
  23. Today in ‘Paul Krugman Is Definitely Not Arguing With David Brooks’The world’s most awkward debate continues.
  24. political psychology
    David Brooks Is Wrong About Why People Are So NegativeIt isn’t about Washington dysfunction.
  25. David Brooks Has a Son Serving in the Israeli ArmyA fact he disclosed in a recent Hebrew-language interview.
  26. Man Discovers FriendsBig if true.
  27. Tales From the Life of a Famous Columnist: VideoThe conservative pundit has quips.
  28. 8 Other Thought Leaders Who Have Smoked PotMedia figures admit the extent of their past and present marijuana habits.
  29. David Brooks: Bowles-Simpson Should Rule ForeverAn inspiring vision of our populist future.
  30. David Brooks Doesn’t Mind Skipping the White House Correspondents’ DinnerThe Times man will be drinking elsewhere in D.C.
  31. Piketty, Oligarchy, and Conservative EvasionConservatives say the real oligarchs are liberals.
  32. The Way We Live Now, by David BrooksWe live in a unique moment.
  33. The Most Stoned-Sounding Sentences From David Brooks’s Anti-Pot ScreedHe tried weed in high school; now he’s over it.
  34. ink-stained wretches
    What the Hell Is David Brooks’s Column About?John Legend and others take their best guesses.
  35. David Brooks Quotes Yale Student on Hip ThingsSenior Victoria Buhler basically wrote his entire column.
  36. David Brooks, Obama Plan Birther, Repents! [Updated]Inside the fever swamp of the center.
  37. David Brooks Now Totally PathologicalA cry for help in 700 words.
  38. David Brooks Teaching Writings by David Brooks in Yale Course on HumilityI don’t see what is intrinsically ridiculous about the course,” he says.
  39. David Brooks to Teach ‘Humility’ at YaleThat’s the name of the class.
  40. broadminded
    Tell Me a State’s Fertility Rate, and I’ll Tell You How It VotedMove over, Nate Silver. The best indicator of a state’s politics is its females’ fertility.
  41. Today in Moderate Republican DenialPaul Ryan says he doesn’t want poor people to die. What more do you people want, anyway?
  42. Mitt Romney Had a ‘Good Week’ (in RNC Chairman’s Alternate Reality)David Axelrod isn’t buying it.
  43. gender wars
    Women Are Like Immigrants, Says David BrooksThis definitely won’t make anyone hate women more. 
  44. David Brooks’s Jay-Z Man-CrushI do listen to rap.”
  45. David Brooks Tries to Write About Jeremy Lin, Fails in First ParagraphWhat’s an anomaly?
  46. Why Obama Spurned NegotiationsAs Obama shifts gears to focus on 2012, his election season positions may be disappointing to moderate conservatives.
  47. David Brooks Is Not Onboard With the New ObamaI’m a sap, a specific kind of sap. I’m an Obama Sap.”
  48. If America Defaults, David Brooks Blames the RepublicansBrooks can’t stand to watch the GOP these days.
  49. Newt Gingrich Fans, 7-Eleven Managers Probably Not Running Out to Buy David Brooks’s New BookI wouldn’t let that guy run a, you know, a 7-Eleven.”
  50. Political Insiders Sour on Sarah Palin’s Presidential ProspectsBut they think Mitch Daniels’s stock is soaring.
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