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Vote Romney, He&#39;s Boring

 Vote Romney, 
 He's Boring 
David Brooks

Vote Romney, He's Boring

We need a professional, not an entertainer, David Brooks argues

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is running a great campaign—he’s been good in debates, stayed on message, and “taken Rick Perry apart with a cold ruthlessness that is a wonder to behold”—yet the Republican base hasn’t warmed to him, observes David Brooks in the New York Times...

David Brooks: Obama Duped Me

 David Brooks: 
 Obama 
 Duped Me 
OPINION

David Brooks: Obama Duped Me

Deficit speech doesn't sit well with president's biggest conservative fan

(Newser) - In his New York Times column today, David Brooks admits something critics have long accused him of: “I’m a sap,” he writes , “a specific kind of sap. I’m an Obama Sap.” He had, for example, backed Obama's stimulus plan just days ago . But...

GOP Blowing &#39;No-Brainer&#39; Compromise
 GOP Blowing 
 'No-Brainer' Compromise 
David Brooks

GOP Blowing 'No-Brainer' Compromise

This is looking like a party of fanatics: David Brooks

(Newser) - Congressional Republicans have proven to be tough negotiators since entering office, and they’ve got Democrats poised to accept trillions in budget cuts in exchange for a few hundred million in closed tax loopholes, writes David Brooks in the New York Times . It’s “the mother of all-no brainers,...

David Brooks: Sorry, Grads, We've Taught You All Wrong
 Sorry, Grads: 
 We've Taught  
 You All Wrong 
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Sorry, Grads: We've Taught You All Wrong

'Finding yourself' isn't step one

(Newser) - As another class graduates from colleges across America, David Brooks reflects on a generation “ill served by their elders”: We haven’t given them the skills to “navigate” an unpredictable world. “This year’s graduates are members of the most supervised generation in American history,” Brooks...

David Brooks: Health Care Spending Choking Jobs Spending
Our Real Problem: One-Fifth of Men Are Sitting Idle
David Brooks

Our Real Problem: One-Fifth of Men Are Sitting Idle

David Brooks thinks we need to spend on jobs, not health care

(Newser) - America has a big problem: Its men aren’t working. “There are probably more idle men now than at any time since the Great Depression,” writes David Brooks of the New York Times , and the problem is structural. While there are a decent number of jobs for college...

David Brooks: Osama Bin Laden Just a Man
 Bin Laden Was Just a Man 
David Brooks

Bin Laden Was Just a Man

We could use an inexplicably 'good' version of him, writes David Brooks

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden was a shy boy who loved his parents. His father died at age 9. He lived in suburbia, attended an elite school, was religiously devout, and liked Bonanza and the evening news. Why all these personal facts? “Because we have a tendency to see history as...

David Brooks: President Barack Obama in Libya: Wrong Words, Right Strategy

 Obama in Libya: 
 Wrong Words, 
 Right Moves 


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Obama in Libya: Wrong Words, Right Moves

US pushes loyalists to defect, hopes for regime change: David Brooks

(Newser) - There’s a big gap between what the US is doing in Libya and how the administration is describing it—and while the White House’s explanation is "maddeningly ambiguous," the actual operation is right on, writes David Brooks in the New York Times . Regime change is the...

David Brooks: Why Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Should Run for President

 Why Mitch  
 Daniels Should  
 Run in 2012 


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Why Mitch Daniels Should Run in 2012

He's got a handle on debt and a record of substance: David Brooks

(Newser) - Here’s a name that should be among the GOP frontrunners for 2012: Mitch Daniels. The Indiana governor says there’s an “excellent chance” he won’t run—but he “would be the party’s strongest candidate,” writes David Brooks in the New York Times . He “...

Wisconsin Budget Fight Spawns Culture War

Can we keep things sane in Wisconsin? ask Brooks and Collins

(Newser) - The Wisconsin budget crunch was once an issue worth debating—but Scott Walker has made it about much more than money, writes Gail Collins in a New York Times conversation with David Brooks. Now, “it’s about crushing enemies. Unions. Government programs. Abortion.” Brooks is more sympathetic to...

Lesson From Wisconsin: Bleed Everyone
 Lesson From Wisconsin: 
 Bleed Everyone 
David Brooks

Lesson From Wisconsin: Bleed Everyone

We need to agree to 'make everybody hurt': David Brooks

(Newser) - America is engaged in a massive fiscal battle, and nowhere is it more intense than in Wisconsin, where leaders “have done everything possible to maximize conflict,” writes David Brooks of the New York Times . On the one hand, Scott Walker was right: There’s a very good argument...

Welcome to Our Post-Materialist World
Welcome to Our
Post-Materialist World
David Brooks

Welcome to Our Post-Materialist World

David Brooks: We're getting happier, but not wealthier

(Newser) - America is rapidly transforming into a post-materialist world—and that’s put a screeching halt to our economic growth, argues David Brooks of the New York Times . To prove the point, he imagines two men. The first lived from 1900 to 1974, watching the world move from horse-drawn buggies to...

Obama Should Scrap the Current Tax Code
Obama Should Scrap the Current Tax Code
David Brooks

Obama Should Scrap the Current Tax Code

David Brooks: Starting over might actually unite both parties

(Newser) - Barack Obama shouldn’t worry about tweaking the current tax system—he should try to replace it, writes David Brooks of the New York Times . In Brooks’ vision, Obama would go before the American people and end the Bush tax cut debate. “I have my own views,” he...

How Obama Can Win Again
 How Obama Can Win Again 
OPINION

How Obama Can Win Again

David Brooks offers a four-step plan to win over the center

(Newser) - The president is set for a bruising on Tuesday, but he can come back, writes David Brooks in the New York Times . Here’s how: first, “win back independents,” who have swung Republican lately. Second, he must “redefine himself” as “a traditionalist on social matters and...

Hey GOP, Government Isn't Always Bad
Hey GOP, Government Isn't Always Bad
DAVID BROOKS

Hey GOP, Government Isn't Always Bad

Party's reflexive small-government views will hurt US

(Newser) - Tea Partiers and other critics of government largesse have made the Republican party ascendant just two years after its cause seemed hopeless. A clear purpose helps, and Republicans have it: stop the expansion of government. Return the country to its free-market roots. But this is a dangerous oversimplification of American...

If Obama Could Do It All Over...
 If Obama Could 
 Do It All Over... 
David Brooks

If Obama Could Do It All Over...

He wouldn't have focused on stimulus, health care

(Newser) - Democrats appear headed for a big November defeat, but it didn’t have to be this way. In today’s New York Times , David Brooks imagines an alternate history, in which Obama took a wiser path. In December 2008, as his staff was clamoring to recreate the New Deal, “...

Top Kill's Failure Marks Obama's Stalling Point

Spill is Obama's Iranian hostage crisis, writes David Brooks

(Newser) - The failure of BP's top kill marks the moment the Obama presidency went from "lightning advance" to "nasty stasis," writes David Brooks. The sweeping changes of his first 16 months in office have been accomplished and the president is now faced with intractable problems and stalled legislation,...

Economists Are Rediscovering Humility —and Humanity

Field should be seen as an art, not a science

(Newser) - The failure of economists to spot the financial crisis in advance is causing soul-searching that will redefine the whole field, writes David Brooks. The cutting-edge models economists built over decades ignored the complexities of human nature and economists are now rediscovering the humility of an earlier time and trying to...

Democrats Are Out of Gas
 Democrats Are Out of Gas 
DAVID BROOKS

Democrats Are Out of Gas

Party 'lacks vigor now that welfare state is complete'

(Newser) - The Democrats' passage of health care reform felt like a family reunion where you saw "the whole panoply of what you loved and found annoying about these people" to David Brooks. President Obama and Nancy Pelosi deserve posterity "for sheer resilience," he writes, but as the last...

Reconciliation Will Make Senate Less Human
 Reconciliation Will Make Senate Less Human
DAVID BROOKS

Reconciliation Will Make Senate Less Human

Partisan reconciliation will turn Senate into House, predicts David Brooks

(Newser) - Using reconciliation to push health care through will turn the Senate into a crude, partisan arena much like the House, argues David Brooks. Once a place where alliances were formed between individual lawmakers, the Senate used to reflect the human sympathy seen in one-on-one relationships; a party-line vote will reduce...

Right, Left Are Blind to Obama's Centrism

Prez is neither a pushover nor a big-government liberal

(Newser) - If you believe President Obama is either a ruthless big-government liberal or an ineffective, overly intellectual leader, it probably says more about your politics than his, argues David Brooks. Obama is, and always has been "a center-left pragmatic reformer" who believes in "a moderately activist government restrained by...

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