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David Brooks and other odious people

David Brooks has written about how he believes the old WASP elite ran the country better than today’s meritocracy because they imposed social structure and forced everyone beneath them to cling to common standards and rules. So there’s more than … Continue reading

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David Brooks: Don’t blame Republicans, Americans are at fault (except, I imagine, himself)

It’s been a while since I’ve devoted a post to David Brooks, but I see he hasn’t improved. As witness a recent column arguing that the real problem with our dysfuncitonal government isn’t our leaders, it’s us and our damned … Continue reading

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Margaret Sanger, David Brooks and of course Donald Trump: political links

•A detailed look at Margaret Sanger’s views on eugenics. The short answer: she had a lot of racist views and had no qualms allying with people who were much worse. However she did not advocate genocide against blacks and believed … Continue reading

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David Brooks: Republicans have bad policies, vote for them anyway!

So Marco Rubio, like most of the Republican pols, favors a tax plan that involves massive tax cuts benefiting the wealthy: cuts in upper-income tax rates, elimination of capital gains, eliminations of the estate tax, and a loss of federal … Continue reading

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I haven’t picked on David Brooks in a while …

So let’s look at his recent claims that we have to take action against Russia (over the Ukraine) and ISIS in the Middle East not because they threaten us but because they threaten the world order: “the underlying frameworks by … Continue reading

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Even for David Brooks, this is daft

Echidne of the Snakes posts a list of links to some of David Brooks’ old sexist columns and her responses. As a former bookstore clerk, the one which grabs my attention the most is the one that starts like this: … Continue reading

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Worthy topic, unworthy analysis (after all, it’s David Brooks)

No question that Edward Snowden’s decision to blow the whistle on the NSA’s meta-data program raises questions. When is someone justified in violating a secrecy oath? Or reporting on their employer? At what point does duty to the public outweigh … Continue reading

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What the hell, I’ll take another shot at David Brooks

Yep, David Brooks, the man who thinks the current depression is good for morals and that the problem with American leadership is that we don’t shut up and obey them more is once again endorsing the joys of traditional lifestyles … Continue reading

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Shots at pundits other than David Brooks (among other things)

Alessandra Stanley doesn’t think MSNBC reporters have the right to say Paul Ryan lied. Just say he “finessed the facts.” Meanwhile, another reporter complains this campaign isn’t “joyful” enough instead of being an entertaing show. Reminding me of complaints from … Continue reading

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Slapping around David Brooks some more

According to David Brooks, what’s wrong with our country isn’t that our leaders are corrupt, controlled by corporate America or making self-serving financial decisions at the cost of the 99 percent: It’s that we don’t trust them and respect them … Continue reading

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