Tag Archives: David Brooks

“People Should Die Earlier With Grace” – I’ve Been Waiting For This Argument

David Brooks is just saying health care costs are rising because people aren’t sucking it up and dying when it’s their time. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/opinion/15brooks.html But hey, he’s not recommending any solution that can be inferred with believing this statement… If the … Continue reading

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You Can Take Entire Paragraphs David Brooks Wrote and Easily Prove Them Wrong: May 24 2011

Simple Google searches would greatly improve Mr. Brooks’ columns. “The United Kingdom seems to be in the middle of that sort of constructive quarrel now. Usually when I travel from Washington to Britain I move from less gloom to more … Continue reading

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‘The Ike Phase’ Is The Worst Op-Ed I Have Ever Read

Great googly moogly. I have never read a more ‘meh’ opinion piece than today’s David Brooks column. It is both incredibly boring and wildly inaccurate; something I thought only freshmen college papers could achieve. Brooks tries to claim that the … Continue reading

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Civility is About Being Accurate in What You Say

Moreover, even if you are at your best, your efforts will still be laced with failure. The truth is fragmentary and it’s impossible to capture all of it. There are competing goods that can never be fully reconciled. The world … Continue reading

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All My Posts Belong to David Brooks

In this climate, there should be room for a general-interest magazine to reinvent the old middlebrow formula. There should be room for a magazine that counterprograms against the ceaseless ephemera of much of the online world and offers things you … Continue reading

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How Does David Brooks Keep Up the Confidence to Continue Writing?

Seriously, when was the last time this man wrote an article that A) can’t be disproved with a Google search and B) doesn’t contradict itself? Brooks makes two plays in his most recent op-ed: The Two Cultures Liberal thought is … Continue reading

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Hurray! David Brooks’ Rampage On Facts Continues

I’m reblogging the whole post. I read Brooks’ Tuesday article and didn’t catch this; I’m ashamed, so I’ll reblog Who is IOZ‘s whole article. And yes, David Brooks should get the most Media Fail posts, because he is almost never … Continue reading

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NYT’s Brooks Gets Things Hopelessly Wrong…Again

I’m late to this, but I’ve been busy. It’s bad enough to address anyway. Why are Very Respected Opinion pieces allowed, if the opinions aren’t vetted for rigor? From Mr. Brook’s NYT Op-Ed Prune and Grow I posit a question. … Continue reading

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David Brooks Should Apologize for Terrible Article: “The Spirit of Sympathy”

Brooks should apologize for this for three reasons: An almost completely incorrect description of Bush era bills using reconciliation, Health care has already passed the Senate, Bipartisanship isn’t the measure of a democracy. An Almost Completely Incorrect Description of Bush … Continue reading

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