After we were denied entry into the New York Times tent — the reporters are on deadline or something — we happily spotted David Brooks and asked him about his first day at the convention.
Did the schedule changes throw off all your plans?
Nah, my deadline was before the real convention anyway, Read More
DENVER—"There’s my girl!" Chevy Chase bellowed as Madeline Albright walked into the backroom of the Vanity Fair-Google party on Thursday, August 28. The towering comedian, who was clad in a blazer, T-shirt and jeans, bent down to embrace his old friend. They discussed plans to get together—Mr. Chase promising an e-mail from "his people"—mugged for Read More
Once again, the right is up in arms, yelling that the Liberal Media is conspiring to distort coverage and silence opposing views so that their chosen candidate might claim the White House. Several specific developments account for the current clamoring.
One is the presidential-level press coverage of Barack Obama’s trip to Afghanistan and the Middle Read More
"The jock can shine on the football field, but the geeks can display their supple sensibilities and well-modulated emotions on their Facebook pages, blogs, text messages and Twitter feeds." —David Brooks, The Alpha Geeks, The New York Times, May 23, 2008.
"Every society produces its own distinct brand of social misfits, I suppose, Read More
After last night’s debate, New York Times columnist David Brooks was chatting with a group of people. One of them said: “I hear you hired that conservative Bill Kristol.” David Brooks responded: “More like a pseudoconservative.” Read More
The Washington Post‘s Ruth Marcus gets all bloggy in her column today, quoting the Times‘ Paul Krugman disparaging those who argue that Social Security faces a serious financing problem, then lining up passages written by Mr. Krugman earlier this decade in which he seems to agree that it does.
The attack comes on Read More
The battle over Reagan and race that had been playing out recently on the New York Times op-ed page appeared to have subsided by the end of last week. But it received new life over the weekend when Reagan biographer Lou Cannon contributed a guest op-ed asserting that "Ronald Reagan was not a Read More
The recent Brooks vs. Krugman (with an assist from Herbert) smackdown on the New York Times op-ed page has left a lot of people wondering: Why aren’t Times columnists allowed to attack each other by name? After all, doing so would make these arguments a lot easier for readers Read More
A few months back, the brilliant and flawed David Brooks said that blue/red was giving way to a new divide in American society that would play out in ideology and partisan politics: globalist interventionist elites on one side, populist isolationist realists on the other. Hillary Clinton v. Chuck Hagel.
I was reminded of Brooks’s great Read More
Today’s New York Times letters page brings a note (third letter) responding to David Brooks’ recent op-ed essay on the Mets:
To the Editor:
Shortly before the start of the 2005 baseball season, after the New York Mets had endured three consecutive dismal seasons, David Brooks declared his readiness to “switch Read More