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David Brooks Has So Much To Be Ashamed Of, And Doesn’t Even Know It

David Brooks wrote a column today that was so stupid that I think it can actually be considered an own goal, where he literally—no joke—argues that because his own experiences with marijuana smoking suggested to him that it’s not the best use of your time, other people should go to…

Maybe they don’t want to be happy

Matt notices part of David Brooks’ stat-spewing on what affects happiness, a statistic that should actually give people pause. The daily activities most associated with happiness are sex, socializing after work and having dinner with others. The daily activity most injurious to happiness is commuting. To this, Matt notes: Brooks…

Sex panic makes it hard to keep your stories straight

I already took a small swipe at this piece by David Brooks, but I thought it deserved a longer examination, because it fits into the millenia-old tradition of sex panics inspired by new technology. Until I heard a lecture about it at the (where else?) Sex Tech conference, I had…

…And Then He Jizzed In His Pants

David Brooks was groped by a Republican senator for the entirety of a dinner, but doesn’t feel like he should share who it was, because…of. Yes. BROOKS: You know, all three of us spend a lot of time covering politicians and I don’t know about you guys, but in my…

Thoughts That Have Never Been Thought

I don’t know what’s more impressive: that it took two of David Brooks’ newer, awesomer conservatives to write this Weekly Standard piece about McCain selling his agenda of tax cuts and nothing but as putting money in the pockets of average Americans, or the fact that they managed to stumble…

Blackazoid: The Blackening

David Brooks has done yeoman’s work and given us the origin story of dear Blackazoid. God, Republicans are saps. They think that they’re running against some academic liberal who wouldn’t wear flag pins on his lapel, whose wife isn’t proud of America and who went to some liberationist church where…

Once again, choadery trumps quality

I couldn’t get past this first line of a “conversation” between David Brooks and Gail Collins at the NY Times. David Brooks:Gail, I watched “Recount” on HBO the other night and learned a bunch. For example, did you know that Republicans are evil yet efficient, while Democrats are noble but…

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