David Brooks

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,


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


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 …

Brooks: Barr ‘Didn’t Lie,’ But ‘He Spun’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that while Attorney General William Barr “didn’t lie” during his testimony before Congress, “he spun.” Brooks said, “I thought it was best expressed by a piece by Benjamin Wittes, who’s a


Brooks: I Like the Way Biden ‘Made This About Values’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that he likes the way former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign announcement “made this about values.” Brooks stated, “I actually like the way he made this about values. I mean, there