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  • BLANKLEY: Conservatism reborn (Me-Too Conservatives)

    10/22/2008 10:52:33 AM PDT · by acsuc99 · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/08 | Tony Blankley
    With the rise to enduring power of president Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in 1933, a new type of Republican emerged in reaction to FDR's attractive and overawing power - the-me-too Republican. Until the election of president Reagan five decades later, these me-too Republicans supported, rather than opposed, Democratic Party policies, but claimed they would administer them better. Of course this led to a half-century of Democratic dominance of American government and politics.
  • Will Obama’s “Empathy” Prevent Another 9/11?

    09/17/2008 6:53:23 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 9 replies · 105+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 9-17-08 | Robert Spencer
    As the seventh anniversary of the jihadist murder of nearly 3,000 American civilians passed last week, it is useful to recall an article that the Hyde Park Herald published on September 19, 2001 – written by a young Illinois state senator named Barack Obama. Even all these years later, it is revealing of the mindset of the man who would be leader of the free world. Obama starts out well enough, saying: “We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of...
  • 'Only in America' could Obama borrow the GOP's favorite Brooks & Dunn song

    08/29/2008 8:35:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies · 307+ views
    Last night, Barack Obama’s exit music at the close of his historic Democratic convention acceptance speech was “Only in America,” a song by country’s foremost multiplatinum duo.
  • The Running Mate Choice

    05/27/2008 7:18:15 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 125+ views
    New York Times ^ | 27 May 2008 | David Brooks
    My first thought on the running mate question is that to balance his ticket, Barack Obama should pick a really old white general. Therefore, he should pick Dwight Eisenhower. John McCain, on the other hand, needs to pick someone younger than himself. Therefore, he also should pick Dwight Eisenhower. ...If John McCain is elected, he’ll face a political culture threatening to split at the seams. In defeat, Democrats will be enraged at everything and everybody. The Republican Party will still be exhausted and divided. McCain will find it hard to staff the administration since so many Republican advisers were exhausted...
  • Your Rights or Results: You Choose!

    02/27/2008 3:35:09 PM PST · by Bear Brooks · 2 replies · 309+ views ^ | 2/26/2008 | Bear Brooks
    You cannot have it both ways! Every year in America, this “both ways” mentality gets worse and worse. Somewhere along the line Americans started thinking that we could have all of our rights and freedoms and have expedient justice and results at the same time. Well, I have to tell you: YOU CANNOT. There is a blend of the two that must be championed if we are going to continue being a successful country. The mortgage crisis of late is one of the great disasters caused by this “have it both ways” mentality. The government was constantly pressured by citizens...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • Should the GOP Shun or Promote Tax Cuts? (David Brooks vs John Tamny)

    01/27/2008 1:26:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 159+ views
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 01/24/2008 | David Brooks (NY Times) vs John Tamny
    Tax Cuts Can't Be GOP's Policy Centerpiece David Brooks, New York Times In 1974, a group of economists and journalists got together in a bar and launched supply-side economics. It was a superb political and economic package. It addressed a big problem: stagflation. It had a clear policy focus: marginal tax rates. It celebrated a certain sort of personality: the risk-taking entrepreneur. It made it clear that the new, growth-oriented Republican Party would be different from the old, green-eyeshade one. Supply-side economics had a good run, but continual tax cuts can no longer be the centerpiece of Republican economic policy....
  • Conservatives and Creeds

    10/08/2007 4:51:05 PM PDT · by nosofar · 3 replies · 316+ views
    National Review ^ | October 5, 2007 | Yuval Levin
    David Brooks is a national treasure. He is perhaps our most gifted spotter of trends, and his pop-sociology seems moved by a genuine curiosity, and so is often blissfully immune from the draw of familiar categories and conventional wisdom. He has taught us more about the life of the contemporary middle class than anyone, and most weeks he is the only reason to read the New York Times. But as a spotter of trends, Brooks is also a generalizer, and tends to advance a simple, coherent, well packaged aphorism as an explanation for large events and ideas. It is the...
  • NYT’s David Brooks Says Bin Laden Sounds Like a Lefty Blogger

    09/08/2007 11:05:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 3,333+ views
    NewsBusters. ^ | September 8, 2007 | Noel Sheppard |
    You better put down your drinks, and make sure there's nothing in your mouths, for the New York Times's David Brooks made a comment on Friday's News Hour that is guaranteed to evoke uncontrollable fits of laughter from those on the right side of the aisle. After introducing regular guests Brooks and Mark Shields, host Jim Lehrer asked their opinions concerning the just-released Osama bin Laden video.
  • Brooks: Buy a Gun, I Recommend an Uzi

    08/09/2007 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Westlander · 43 replies · 1,450+ views ^ | Aug 9, 2007 |
    Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is turning up the rhetoric in a fight with Lansing over a proposal to reclassify 200 felonies as misdemeanors. If it happens, he says, "everybody should go out and buy a gun. I recommend an Uzi."
  • The Compassion Gap: Conservatives give more to charities than liberals do—by a long shot.

    01/19/2007 12:00:14 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 11 replies · 804+ views
    City Journal ^ | January 19, 2007 | Howard Husock
    REVIEW OF: Who Really Cares: America’s Charity Divide—Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks (Basic Books, 250 pp., $26.00) It’s tempting to say that Arthur Brooks, in his definitive new book on American charitable giving, has shown that there is nothing oxymoronic about the term “compassionate conservative.” That, at least, is the conclusion that critics have drawn from Brooks’s demonstration that conservatives, despite the myth that they lack compassion, give significantly more to charity than liberals do. But in fact Brooks has shown something even more significant: that “compassionate conservative” is not only overly defensive,...
  • The Fog Over Iraq (Or How Almost To Agree With The President)

    01/11/2007 5:50:59 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 743+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11 January 2007 | David Brooks
    If the Democrats don’t like the U.S. policy on Iraq over the next six months, they have themselves partly to blame. There were millions of disaffected Republicans and independents ready to coalesce around some alternative way forward, but the Democrats never came up with anything remotely serious. The liberals who favor quick exit never grappled with the consequences of that policy, which the Baker-Hamilton commission terrifyingly described. The centrists who believe in gradual withdrawal never explained why that wouldn’t be like pulling a tooth slowly. Joe Biden, who has the most intellectually serious framework for dealing with Iraq, was busy...
  • A Snit in First Class

    01/04/2007 6:48:47 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 1,088+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4 January 2007 | David Brooks
    <p>I have a dream that Pelosi, who was chauffeured to school as a child and who, with her investor husband, owns minority shares in the Auberge du Soleil resort hotel and the CordeValle Golf Club, will look over her famous strand of South Sea Tahitian pearls and forge bonds of understanding with the zillionaire corporate barons in the opposing party.</p>
  • Who Really Cares? (Conservatives give more than Liberals)

    11/27/2006 9:15:05 PM PST · by Angel · 15 replies · 1,709+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/28/2006 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. It is liberals who advocate "forgiveness" of loans to Third World countries, a "living wage" for the poor and a "safety net" for all. But these are all government policies -- not individual acts of compassion -- and the actual empirical consequences of such policies are of remarkably little interest to those who advocate them. ...snip... A new book, titled "Who Really Cares" by Arthur C. Brooks examines the actual behavior of liberals and conservatives when it comes...
  • Philanthropy Expert Says Conservatives Are More Generous [while godless Libs moan]

    11/16/2006 11:17:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 72 replies · 3,168+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 11/14/2006 | Frank Brieaddy
      Philanthropy Expert Says Conservatives Are More Generous BY FRANK BRIEADDY SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks is about to become the darling of the religious right wing in America -- and it's making him nervous. The child of academics, raised in a liberal household and educated in the liberal arts, Brooks has written a book that concludes religious conservatives donate far more money than secular liberals to all sorts of charitable activities, irrespective of income. In the book, to be released later this month, he cites extensive data analysis to demonstrate that values advocated by...
  • Raiders QB (Aaron) Brooks out 2-4 weeks (The Part Of Aaron Brooks Will Be Played By Andrew Walter)

    09/19/2006 9:54:34 AM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 47 replies · 594+ views ^ | 18 Sept 2006
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Aaron Brooks will be sidelined two to four weeks with a strained pectoral muscle, giving the Raiders' starting quarterback job to second-year player Andrew Walter.--snip-- The Raiders have a much-needed bye this week after getting outscored 55-6 in their two losses to open the season. Walter will start Oct. 1 against Cleveland. After that, it will depend on Brooks' health, coach Art Shell said.
  • Hooters chairman Brooks found dead

    07/16/2006 6:29:57 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 107 replies · 2,824+ views
    AP ^ | 07/16/06
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Robert Brooks, the chairman of Hooters of America, Inc. who made his fortune selling chicken wings served by scantily clad waitresses, was found dead at his home Sunday, officials said. He was 69. It was unclear how Brooks died, but the Horry County coroner's office told The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News that an autopsy would be performed Monday. Several calls to the coroner's office by The Associated Press were unanswered. Chris Hardwick, owner of Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris, told the AP he was handling Brooks' funeral arrangements. Since opening its first store in Clearwater, Florida,...
  • Brooks 1, Kos 0: Markos, Speak Up! (Leftie turns on Kos)

    06/25/2006 6:21:47 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 53 replies · 1,973+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/25/06 | Jesse Kornbluth
    We spent Saturday at the Ice Grottos. After a week in Aspen, we're finally acclimated to breathing at 8,000+ feet, so this was a glorious day, the best so far --- we read for hours on the shore of a mountain stream as our daughter played with dolls in the sand. So it wasn't until after dinner that I logged on and saw the David Brooks column that makes Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, proprietor of, look as smarmy as Karl Rove. My wife, Karen Collins, is a devoted Kossack and a frequent poster on the site's message boards, so I...
  • Garth Brooks' Ex-Wife Kidnapped at Gunpoint

    04/06/2006 10:33:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 831+ views
    Authorities in Oklahoma are continuing the investigation into Monday night's kidnapping of Garth Brooks' ex-wife Sandy Brooks. Police near her home in Owasso, Oklahoma, say a bail bondsman showed up at her ranch to arrest a worker Quintine Cornelius Harper who failed to appear in court on an embezzlement case is Tulsa County. Brooks did not know Harper was a wanted criminal. He had been working on the property and was staying in an apartment located in the barn.
  • The happiness gap(Bitterness be thy name...(Rosa Brooks))

    02/19/2006 1:07:13 PM PST · by ThePoliticalDookie · 5 replies · 339+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/17/06 | Rosa Brooks
    Rosa Brooks: The happiness gap IT'S BEEN A rough couple of weeks. Hamas won the Palestinian elections; protests over cartoons representing the prophet Muhammad raged around the world; more Americans and Iraqis were killed by suicide bombers; new Abu Ghraib photos were released; and, here at home, the vice president got violent. But despite the trying times, we Americans are managing to keep our spirits up. This week, the Pew Research Center released a report on happiness in the United States. Of the Americans surveyed, 34% informed researchers that they were "very happy," while another 50% reported that they were...