Posts tagged “David Brooks”

Why Journalism Needs Specificity

Ian Marcus Corbin’s excellent book review on Albert Camus brought to mind …

Posted May 17th, 2014

What College Isn’t For

Students across the U.S. flock to elite institutions, hoping to find better …

Posted May 8th, 2014

Social Conservatives Attacked for Soft Paternalism

Slate’s Matt Yglesias sees the attempts of Ross Douthat and other social …

Posted January 16th, 2014

George Will’s Unsatisfying Explanation for His Libertarian ‘Evolution’

The famed columnist either hasn’t changed, or is terribly, terribly conflicted.

Posted September 16th, 2013

David Brooks, Healthy Religion, and the Real Danger of “Nudges”

On August 8th, each of New York City’s two leading newspapers, the New …

Posted August 21st, 2013

After Cairo’s Coup

The wisest comment on the coup in Egypt comes from Steve Walt who …

Posted July 9th, 2013

Remembering the Harvesters on this Fourth of July

The Fourth is a day for gratitude, and remembering our roots.

Posted July 4th, 2013

Do You Know the Bible?

Congressmen, columnists, and Americans alike find the good book easier to praise than read.

Posted June 26th, 2013

The Temptation of Neuroscience

Undecided voters lay inside a sleek fMRI machine in late 2007. The …

Posted June 24th, 2013

The Inseverability of the Tea Party

I finally got around to watching this Intelligence Squared debate over the …

Posted May 1st, 2013

Donald Trump Has a Point on Immigration

Donald Trump may be nearly the last person at CPAC from whom …

Posted March 18th, 2013

White Elephants: Are Republicans an Endangered Species?

Its base shrinking, the party of Lincoln considers the “Calhoun option.”

Posted February 12th, 2013

Obama Should Green-Light Keystone Pipeline

In a recent column mocked by liberal bloggers, David Brooks earnestly suggested …

Posted January 24th, 2013

Hagel, Healthcare, and “America’s Military Decline”

A recent op-ed by the New York Times’s compassionate conservative David Brooks …

Posted January 9th, 2013

Let’s Split the Difference: We Have a Healthcare Spending Problem

While they were negotiating over the fiscal cliff, President Obama reportedly told …

Posted January 9th, 2013

A Blogger’s Resolutions for the New Year

The year 2012 has been rough for several tribes to which I …

Posted December 31st, 2012

Heads or Tails, the Obama Coalition Wins

Ross Douthat has a welcome pushback against liberal hubris in the wake …

Posted November 19th, 2012