David Brooks Is Not Making Sense
March 11, 2014
He says we've "made two mistakes" in helping underprivileged children. His column has more mistakes than that.
David Brooks' "Conservatism of Skeptical Reform" Is a Daydream
January 10, 2014
Good luck getting the GOP to listen to conservative wonks.
A Kind Word about Neo-Conservatism
August 02, 2013
Naturalists like to argue about taxonomy. Does the Australian bird-eating spider belong to the genus Phlogius or Selenocosmia?
David Brooks' Unconvincing Coup Defense
July 05, 2013
David Brooks's attempt to defend the coup in Egypt suffers from several large flaws, the first being his premise:The debate on Egypt has been between those who emphasize process and those who emphasize substance.
How Obama Can Truly Lead from Behind on Egypt
July 05, 2013
In January 2006, almost one year to the day after President George W.
The last time the Supreme Court took a crack at affirmative action was ten years ago, in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Grutter and Gratz left a trail of confused logic and irrelevancy.
David Brooks Is Right About One Thing
June 11, 2013
There is a lot that David Brooks gets wrong in his much, much, much reviled New York Times column today.
Figuring out a culture's worldview from its word choices isn't as easy as it seems.
David Brooks Doesn't Remember the 1950s Very Well
March 19, 2013
His column against increasing the top tax rate starts wrong, and only gets worse.