Tag Archives: David Brooks

Tweedledum, Tweedledee spar on NPR


My friend Swamp Rabbit and I get a kick out of Republicans who complain of National Public Radio’s “liberal bias,” a strange charge given the fact that NPR rarely veers from the “he said/she said” style of reporting and commentary, … Continue reading

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Mr. Mitt goes to Washington? Let’s hope not.


David Brooks and Mitt Romney should get married. Brooks is the foremost weasel among pundits. Romney is No. 1 among politicians, and that’s saying something. Latest example: The pious Mr. Mitt has been telling a new lie each day concerning … Continue reading

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Thump Trump once, it’s all he deserves


(This one’s a little late but hey, so’s my mortgage payment…) Here’s to the Earnest Weasel, David Brooks, and all the other insiders who get paid big bucks to bloviate. Thanks, guys, for wasting thousands of words speculating that Donald … Continue reading

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Brooks, the Earnest Weasel, nips at Obama


This because it’s been a long while since my last installment of the Weasel Watch: President Obama and Paul Ryan are two of the smartest, most admirable and most genial men in Washington. It is sad, although not strange, that … Continue reading

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Joe Bageant walked it as he talked it


Joe Bageant, the self-described “redneck socialist” writer who died this week at age 64, enjoyed exploring the great divide between the working class and the limousine liberal establishment. Sometimes he seemed one of the few progressive-minded author/social critics who even … Continue reading

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Media guy blames media for Wisconsin turmoil


Wisconsin says a lot about our political discourse, none of it good… Complex issues are reduced to sound bites. Talking points of the extreme left and right dominate. Americans obediently fall into line, either for “free enterprise” or the “working … Continue reading

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David Brooks, a weasel in preacher’s clothing


Civility is a tree with deep roots, and without the roots, it can’t last. So what are those roots? They are failure, sin, weakness and ignorance. — David Brooks, Jan. 13, The New York Times Brooks should write speeches for … Continue reading

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