Tag Archives: David Brooks

Christians on the rack, Brooks on the couch

David Brooks on ISIS: The ISIS atrocities have descended like distant nightmares upon the numbed conscious of the world. The first beheadings of Americans had the power to shock, but since then there has been a steady barrage of inhumanity: … Continue reading

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David Brooks’ Moderate Manifesto

David Brooks believes that what Obama has done in power is more indicative of his beliefs than what he said to get that power. Specifically, he sees: … a party swept up in its own revolutionary fervor — caught up … Continue reading

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The Government on Steroids Era

Finally, I found a silver lining. A downsized one, of course. Here goes; Unlike in MLB, we know when exactly when the Government on Steroids Era began, September 2008. It began under Bush, crushed McCain and then found it’s anabolic … Continue reading

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How Senate Republicans Saved Obama

If we are lucky, that will be the headline four years from now when people look back on Obama’s first term. If we are not, the fiscal stimulus plan will emerge largely unchanged in the Senate and become law. I … Continue reading

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Cartoon Physics, Debt and Calvinism

On the one hand, I tend to be in philosophical agreement with the kind of people who feel that our societies are in decline. So when I read David Brooks column about how debt is undermining values required for a … Continue reading

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