A misguided defense of the values of the defunct Whig Party.
David Brooks’ recent New York Times article (“The Government War”, April 22, 2010) illustrates the muddled brain by which many so-called centrists, independents, and other “middle-of-the-roaders” seem to operate. In Brooks’ case, he refers to himself as a self-styled “Progressive Conservative” (“. . . I try to give voice to a philosophy you might call [...]
Our very own Jacob Laksin wrote quite a brilliant post in response to David Brooks’ latest column yesterday, in which the Washington Post columnist likens the Tea Party Movement, the New Right if you will, to the New Left movement of the 1960s.
Although the two movements certainly share some similarities, Jacob is correct in [...]
David Brooks has a provocative column today likening today’s Tea Party movement to the New Left that emerged in the 60s counterculture. Brooks is right about some of the outward similarities: the populist rhetoric; the grassroots activism; the disdain for political elites; and, ultimately, the somewhat diffuse policy agenda defined more by what it stands [...]
Andrew Sullivan, who once wrote the essential politically incorrect essay, “What’s so bad about hate?” to refute the idea of codifying “hate crimes,” is ironically now the poster child for what can be so bad about love—blind love, that is.
The press honeymoon is getting a little sour; and “conservatives” who endorsed Obama like Christopher Buckley [...]
David Broder and David Brooks are probably members of this club.
Although I should’ve expected it, I’m afraid I have to admit that the mainstream media’s passionate defense of Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano took me by surprise.
I especially expected better from New York Times columnist David Brooks – as much of a centrist as [...]