Tuesday, July 21, 2009

People Might Like David Brooks.

By far my favorite "right leaning" moderate is David Brooks from the New York Times. If Republican ideology stemmed from him I would be the first person to join the party. Unfortunately, most conservatives (by statistics) get their political commentary from people like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. (These people scare me but have very high ratings among conservatives. Plus, Brooks writes for the New York Times so he must have some disease or something.)

Brooks, like the right leaning moderate Colin Powell, has come out swinging against what the Republican party has become in recent years. Brooks does an admirable job sticking up for conservative principles while at the same time refusing to tolerate the right wing extremism of the pundits mentioned above.

With that introduction I think you might like him. For example, you may find his recent column enjoyable.

He also is a regular commentator on PBS's Newshour with Jim Lehrer.


  1. Seriously, read his column I linked, you might like it.

  2. That is a nice article. From a physical standpoint, we need something to damp the oscillations in power between the two parties. I think one possible solution comes from the Senate. The Democrats have such a wide majority there that they will probably control the chamber for the next decade. If Republicans can take the House and/or the Presidency in the next couple elections, I think we can actually have a system that empowers moderates and forces compromise. But then again maybe that's just wishful thinking from a right wing moderate...


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