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[ update: also see my new interview on The Gathering , with Jay Michaelson, just published by the Daily Beast : The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of (sub-heading: "Are ...
by Troutfishing
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 05:35 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
Recently, government-encouraged outbreaks of mob violence against LGBT persons in countries from Uganda to Russia, and draconian new anti-gay legislation in those countries too, have gained growing ...
by Troutfishing
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
[ note to readers: this is an excerpt from my first installment in a Twocare.org/Center Against Religious Extremism series that will examine extensive ties - both financial, organizational, and ...
by Troutfishing
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 09:43 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
As if David Brooks wasn't enough all by himself on Monday , they brought him back for a return engagement paired with Gail Collins - What's Left of Positive Thinking? If you thought Brooks ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 08:40 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
It has been an irony-filled couple days for the pundit class. First, we had David Brooks bemoaning the dismantling of government entities and public institutions designed to combat big problems . ...
by Bob Johnson
Comment Count 119 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 05:03 PM PDT with 220 Recommends
A funny thing is happening even as conservatives seek to strengthen their strangle hold on America in November. The real world consequences of their dystopian world view are starting to get a ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 226 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 07:45 PM PDT with 343 Recommends
“The Bible is filled with reluctant leaders, people who did not choose power but were chosen for it — from David to Paul.... History is full of reluctant leaders, too. President Obama is the ...
by chipmo
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 06:14 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Apologies for the title of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 01:54 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 11:50 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
"Fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again." In the spirit of James Poniewozik's superb new rule on Iraq, brought to ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 208 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM PDT with 346 Recommends
"Obama lost Iraq." With the fall of Mosul and Tikrit to the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), that will be the rallying cry for Republicans for the foreseeable future. ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 171 comments on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 09:45 AM PDT with 188 Recommends
As we know, tensions at the higher levels at the New York Times have been a bit "elevated" lately. At the columnist level, though, there's more or less an unwritten rule that op-ed writers don't go ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 80 comments on Wed May 21, 2014 at 08:04 AM PDT with 94 Recommends
David Brooks is the George Will of the New York Times -- "establishment" (i.e. Sunday yak-fest acceptable) conservative dishing out gassy blather that ignores the nihilistic turn of the Republicans, ...
by wruckusgroink
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue May 20, 2014 at 09:53 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
David Brooks argues today that the US is suffering death by a thousand cuts. As far back as the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, dominant powers tried to establish procedures and norms to secure ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 81 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 06:03 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Crossposted at Of Means and Ends. The conflation of stereotypical masculinity and leadership is nothing new. There's ample discussion of how it plays out everywhere from the workplace to the ...
by Of Means and Ends
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
David Brooks reminds me of one of those film aliens who disguise themselves in human skin. For half the movie, they're just friendly people. Then, when things get serious, they peel off the skin, ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 179 comments on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 153 Recommends
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 05:59 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
In his column today, David Brooks tries to get inside Vladimir Putin’s mind. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/opinion/brooks-putin-cant-stop.html?hp&rref=opinion Putin was personally involved ...
by david78209
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:48 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The previous three installments of this ongoing project ( here , here , and here ) took a look at the ongoing Chris Christie saga in ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 11:37 AM PST with 17 Recommends
I believe that there is a bunch of bullsh*t being thrown around about Marijuana on both sides of the issue. I've been thinking about it lately. I came of age in the early seventies but I was truly ...
by Franklin Cincinnatus
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 07:47 PM PST with 0 Recommends