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Mr. President: Find Your Inner Niebuhr

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As Obama stumbles across the first anniversary of his presidency, he needs to find the inner Niebuhr he knew so well on the campaign trail, and especially reflect on his understanding of power.

Matt Taibbi Accuses David Brooks Of 'Racist Elitism'

True Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Normally one would have to be in the grip of a narcissistic psychosis to think that a columnist for the New York Times has written an article for your...

Matt Taibbi Blasts David Brooks Colum On Populism

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But leaving aside any discussion of Brooks the human being, this latest column of his is something that has to be discussed. The propagandistic argume...

Populism and Regulatory Reform, Cont'd

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Somewhere among the finger-pointing, the paralysis and the stark-raving fear of electoral defeat in Massachusetts there may be some rethinking going on, but it has little to do with substance.

Matt Taibbi Blasts David Brooks: 'Wait Until After The Bodies Were Cold'

trueslant.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A friend of mine sent a link to Sunday's David Brooks column on Haiti, a genuinely beautiful piece of occasional literature. Not many writers would ha...

Haiti: Negative Commentary and MLK Jr.

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

It is a shame that David Brooks chooses to see the situation in Haiti only in terms of dollars and cents, when he should view it in light of humanity.

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

After the Underwear Bomber, Republicans Have Shown Their True Color: Weakness

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Where are the tough-guy Republicans now? When did fear and whining replace the gunslinger persona? The Republican reaction has been to give the terrorists exactly what they want.

David Brooks on Palin: A Profile in Cowardice

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

It was amusing -- if appalling -- to watch David Brooks yesterday declare that Sarah Palin is a "joke" and only qualified to be a TV "talk show host." During the 2008 campaign he believed the same thing but refused to put it in print.

When Pundits Attack: The Beck-Brooks Fight

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

After the summer of townhalls and what's shaping up as the autumn of Glenn Beck, it is hard to see things through David Brooks' bifocals.

Improviser in Chief

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

David Brooks expresses a mystifying lack of comprehension at how the Obama team rolls.

Keep Going, Republicans! You're Doing Great!

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If recent polling is any indication, people don't want to be associated with the party that elevates the self-satirical wackaloons. Especially when they refuse to be honest about who they are.

David Brooks Picks The Best Long-Form Magazine Journalism Of 2009

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Every year, I give out Sidney Awards to the best magazine essays of the year. In an age of zipless, electronic media, the idea is to celebrate (and pr...

The Big Confusion: "Moderates" and "Independents" Are Not the Same Thing

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

In a recent New York Times piece, David Brooks divided the electorate into liberals, conservatives and independents. This view mistakes a lack of party affiliation for ideological innocence.

Avatar: No Fantasy

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John McQuaid

Take a look at a real-world situation that tracks Avatar's concerns rather closely: mountaintop removal coal mining.

Learn To Love The Lie, and Other Lessons From David Brooks

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

David Brooks perfectly describes the Washingtonian culture that disguises itself in "pragmatism." He calls this, "The Analytic Mode," but it could also be titled, "See Spot Learn To Love The Lie."

Reaction to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is Another "Teaching Moment"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Are we incapable of recognizing the simple fact that it is much better for America to have a president who is admired and respected in the world than one who is despised and feared?

John Thune: The GOP's Answer To Obama?

Politics Daily | Matt Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While names like Palin, Romney and Huckabee get most of the attention when it comes to 2012 presidential speculation, a dark horse may be rising out o...

Obama Has Off-The-Record Lunch With Journalists At White House

Politico | Posted by Michael Calderone 03:13 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The attendees for Friday's lunch were as follows: CNN's David Gergen, Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, Newsweek's Jon Meacham and Howard Fineman, the...

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.

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.

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?

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.