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Brooks: Beck, Limbaugh Have No Real Power, GOP Falling For "Media Mythology"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let us take a trip back into history. Not ancient history. Recent history. It is the winter of 2007. The presidential primaries are approaching. The t...

For Liberty Examines the Kingmakers

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Bradley Jansen

The documentary For Liberty beautifully shows us what Markos Mousitlas called the only true people-powered campaign in 2008: Ron Paul's campaign.

Obama, America and Race

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Obama is a lot of things that are scary, and only one of these is the fact that he is black.

Tom Friedman's Take On "Wimps" and "The Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

How are we going to compete in years to come as we go head-to-head with societies that are far better equipped to deal with the exigencies of the future?

The Wyden - Bennett Healthy Americans Act: Why Not Just Say Yes?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

What exactly does the HAA accomplish that could possibly attract such broad, bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate? Universal health insurance coverage and immediate deficit neutrality in the first two years.

Sever the Link Between Populism and Racism

Scott Kurashige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Kurashige

David Brooks is a very clever and gifted writer. But his latest piece repudiating the role of race in the vitriolic backlash against Obama just doesn't pass muster.

Who Called Ms. Manners?

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Simon Maxwell Apter

Are New York Times readers, and ESPN viewers really well-served by commentaries that essentially boil down to, "Don't be rude; it's not really helpful to anyone?"

Hopeville in Autumn

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

It is a speech Obama should have given three months ago. It was nothing more than a pep talk, a call to arms. What was needed was a final summation.

Barack Obama's Short Slide

John Kenneth White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Kenneth White

Is Obama in deep trouble? Not as much as people think thanks to changing demographics. Republicans have stubbornly refused to recognize this new demography, preferring instead to fondly remember the old days.

Public Opinion and Health Care: Fearmongering on the Right

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Moore

When forced to express an opinion specifically about Obama's plan, most poll respondents will. But if permitted, they will also admit that they really don't know much about it.

Who Will Be Hurt if the Democrats Pass Health Care Alone

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Democrats pass the health care bill, and are able to do it with a public option, the Republicans will have once again put themselves on the opposing side of groundbreaking legislation.

The Public Option is Popular, Moral and Inexpensive, Therefore it Must Die

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's no ambiguity about it. The public option is resoundingly popular, fiscally conservative and morally sound. It's centrist, it's liberal, it's conservative. Unless you don't believe in, you know, numbers.

Obama's Best Frenemy

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Obama put his persuasive power on hold while he got sucked into an insider negotiation with Congressional centrists -- and has been unable to make a morally compelling case for his agenda.

David Brooks' Barack Obama Bromance: Inside The Unlikely Situation

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

These days, the center-right Brooks frequently seems more sympathetic toward Obama than the liberal Paul Krugman. He has written columns praising Obam...

O'Reilly, Beck, Olbermann and Maddow: Venomous Snakes?

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

No one wants to watch normal, well-adjusted, happy, rational, reasonable people on TV; they're boring -- like C-SPAN or the News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

Brooks and the 'Obama Slide'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

David Brooks' column in yesterday's New York Times has provoked considerable debate on both the Left and Right. It makes a number of assertions about ...

Addicted to Health Care

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Americans are addicted to health care. They demand more and more of it, at any cost, whatever the consequences.

The Simple Arithmetic of David Brooks' Deceitful Claims on Health Care Reform

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Fiderer

Only a tiny percentage of millionaires would ever pay a significant dollar amount for the tax surcharge associated with health care reform. To obscure this obvious truth, David Brooks has launched a series of deceptions.

David Brooks Slams Obama's "Liberal Suicide March"

New York Times | DAVID BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was interesting to watch the Republican Party lose touch with America. You had a party led by conservative Southerners who neither understood nor s...

Sotomayor and the Fundamentals of Diversity and Affirmative Action

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In the story of creation in Genesis we see that the image of God is best reflected not through sameness, but through the breadth that exists within the grand diversity of creation.

This Preposterous Week in Review: Bachmann, Beck, Brooks, And More!

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Slansky

Here's my look at this wild week: An index of people, places, things and why you should care about them.

Half-Baked Alaska: Palin's Confused Vision of Energy & Environment

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

Palin's argument is so dependent on established Republican strategy that is reads like a grab bag of worn-out phrases.

Punching the Tar Baby

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

From the moment Judge Sotomayor was nominated to the court, the Right wing made it clear that they were going to play the only card left in the Republican deck -- the race card.

The Health Care Pundits Get It Right ... And Wrong

John Kenagy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Kenagy

The cost of health care is the most pressing issue and current reform proposals don't address it. But telling more patients "no" and gathering more data to implement more solutions are not the answers.

David Brooks: A Republican Senator 'Had His Hand On My Inner Thigh' For A 'Whole' Dinner Party (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Think Progress flags David Brooks telling a fantastic anecdote that supports his recent New York Times column lamenting the loss of dignity in America...