David Brooks

Brooks: Impeachment Will ‘Go On’ Through South Carolina Primary

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks predicted that impeachment will continue through South Carolina’s primary and possibly through California’s primary. Brooks predicted that impeachment will overshadow the campaign “in the extreme. I mean, we’re barely talking about the

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Brooks: Syria Withdrawal ‘Terrible Decision, an Immoral Decision’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northeast Syria is “a terrible decision, an immoral decision,” and “foreign policy by what Donald Trump’s latest emotion is.” Brooks said, “It’s complete incoherence. I

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Brooks: Giuliani Is Engaging in ‘Mob Behavior’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has fallen and is engaging in “mob behavior.” Brooks said, “[T]he fall of Giuliani is one of the great stories of our age. I covered him

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Brooks: DNC Debate Rules Are ‘Fair’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that the DNC’s debate criteria are “fair” and that there has to be a way to narrow the debate field. Brooks said, “I think they’re fair. Getting to 2% is not

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Brooks: ‘There Was No Collusion’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress by stating that “There was no collusion” and this “makes it much less likely that we move forward with an impeachment process.” Brooks said,

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Brooks: In Trump’s Vision, ‘America Is Xenophobic’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to President Trump’s statements about four Democratic congresswomen by arguing that in President Trump’s vision of America, “America is xenophobic.” Brooks said, “Well, it is racist. Let’s get that off the

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Brooks: ‘Deterrence Doesn’t Work’ with Immigration

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that we have learned that “deterrence doesn’t work” with immigration. Brooks said, “One, we’ve had these great jobs numbers. We could be feeling good about ourselves. But a lot of us

David Brooks on 'NewsHour,' 2/22/2019

Hayward: Reparations Are the Doomsday Weapon of Divisive Racial Politics

Reparations are gaining steam again, as the House of Representatives has scheduled the first hearing on the subject in over a decade for Wednesday, June 19. The hearing is supposed to consider the “continuing impact” of slavery, which was abolished over 150 years ago, and ponder the concept of “restorative justice,” which means penalizing people who had nothing to do with it.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies during a hearing on slavery reparations held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee debated the H.R. 40 bill, which proposes a commission be formed to …