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David Brooks

  1. conservatism
    ‘Working Class’ Conservatism Doesn’t Work Without UnionsSelf-styled “populist” Republicans — who oppose pro-labor policies — are just Reaganites in different clothes.
  2. coronavirus
    Has the Time Finally Come for a Full-Scale National Service Program?It’s possible the pandemic could make it feasible to offer unemployed young people well-paid service in desperately needed tasks.
  3. david brooks
    Bernie Isn’t Trying to Start a Class War. The Rich Are Trying to Finish One.David Brooks argues that workers in America are paid what their labor is worth, accidentally proving the opposite.
  4. trump impeachment
    In Jonathan Turley, Republicans Find Ideal ‘Impartial’ Witness for TrumpThe law professor seems like the perfect non-partisan opponent of Trump’s impeachment — until you look at his underlying views.
  5. david brooks
    David Brooks: Politics Is Too Uncivil — and Anyone to My Left Is Un-AmericanThe reasonable conservative explains that Liz Warren is an anti-American radical because she wants to tax wealth and elect presidents democratically.
  6. racism
    What Kyle Kashuv Gets Wrong About Harvard and GrowthKashuv says that Harvard is betraying its commitment to growth by rescinding his admission. Maybe Harvard’s own growth requires it.
  7. the national interest
    David Brooks Has Done the David Brooks Thing Again“Trump is far from the only villain in this showdown”: the Brooks worldview in a sentence.
  8. encounter
    David Brooks Takes a Look Inside His SoulWhat does he see?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. what the right is reading
    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.
  14. 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.
  15. the national interest
    The GOP’s Never-Trumpers Are Really Just Never-DemocratsThe party’s “moderates” have become the most partisan of them all.
  16. 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.
  17. the national interest
    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.
  18. the national interest
    David Brooks and the Intellectual Collapse of the CenterThe moderate Establishment retreats to a new fantasy in the Trump years.
  19. 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.”
  20. the national interest
    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.
  21. 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?
  22. 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. 
  23. the national interest
    How Republican ‘Thought Police’ Enforce Climate-Science DenialDavid Brooks casually drops a reason why no sane person can vote for his party.
  24. the national interest
    What Should We Believe: Marco Rubio or Math?Guess what David Brooks’s answer is.
  25. the national interest
    Today in ‘Paul Krugman Is Definitely Not Arguing With David Brooks’Feel the hatred.
  26. David Brooks Is the White-Hot Center of D.C. GossipDigging into the acknowledgements page of the Times columnist’s latest book.
  27. the national interest
    Confessions of a ‘Partyist’: Yes, I Judge Your PoliticsI don’t hate Republicans, but I don’t really want them to marry my kids.
  28. the national interest
    Today in ‘Paul Krugman Is Definitely Not Arguing With David Brooks’America’s greatest forum of passive-aggressive intellectual debate.
  29. the national interest
    Today in ‘Paul Krugman Is Definitely Not Arguing With David Brooks’The world’s most awkward debate continues.
  30. David Brooks Has a Son Serving in the Israeli ArmyA fact he disclosed in a recent Hebrew-language interview.
  31. david brooks
    Man Discovers FriendsBig if true.
  32. ink-stained wretches
    Tales From the Life of a Famous Columnist: VideoThe conservative pundit has quips.
  33. drugs
    8 Other Thought Leaders Who Have Smoked PotMedia figures admit the extent of their past and present marijuana habits.
  34. the national interest
    David Brooks: Bowles-Simpson Should Rule ForeverAn inspiring vision of our populist future.
  35. white house correspondents’ dinner 2014
    David Brooks Doesn’t Mind Skipping the White House Correspondents’ DinnerThe Times man will be drinking elsewhere in D.C.
  36. the national interest
    Piketty, Oligarchy, and Conservative EvasionConservatives say the real oligarchs are liberals.
  37. the way i am
    The Way We Live Now, by David BrooksWe live in a unique moment.
  38. weed man
    The Most Stoned-Sounding Sentences From David Brooks’s Anti-Pot ScreedHe tried weed in high school; now he’s over it.
  39. ink-stained wretches
    What the Hell Is David Brooks’s Column About?John Legend and others take their best guesses.
  40. ink-stained wretches
    David Brooks Quotes Yale Student on Hip ThingsSenior Victoria Buhler basically wrote his entire column.
  41. the national interest
    David Brooks, Obama Plan Birther, Repents! [Updated]Inside the fever swamp of the center.
  42. the national interest
    David Brooks Now Totally PathologicalA cry for help in 700 words.
  43. this is ivy league
    David Brooks Teaching Writings by David Brooks in Yale Course on Humility“I don’t see what is intrinsically ridiculous about the course,” he says.
  44. this is ivy league
    David Brooks to Teach ‘Humility’ at YaleThat’s the name of the class.
  45. the national interest
    Today in Moderate Republican DenialPaul Ryan says he doesn’t want poor people to die. What more do you people want, anyway?
  46. spin wars
    Mitt Romney Had a ‘Good Week’ (in RNC Chairman’s Alternate Reality)David Axelrod isn’t buying it.
  47. bobos in paris
    David Brooks’s Jay-Z Man-Crush“I do listen to rap.”
  48. daily lintel
    David Brooks Tries to Write About Jeremy Lin, Fails in First ParagraphWhat’s an anomaly?
  49. the national interest
    Why Obama Spurned NegotiationsAs Obama shifts gears to focus on 2012, his election season positions may be disappointing to moderate conservatives.
  50. ink-stained wretches
    David Brooks Is Not Onboard With the New Obama“I’m a sap, a specific kind of sap. I’m an Obama Sap.”
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