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A Good Age: 'Being There' After A Family Trauma
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Sue Scheible ...

David Brooks and Religious Hostility: Tasting Goodness
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

Why do religious believers spend so much energy reinforcing their (our – I’m one of those orthodox believers) borders, building thicker and higher dividing walls designed to keep out the underserving, the sinn ...

Our Broken Social Contract
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

Throughout the years, authors and academic scholars have studied and revealed their opinions of whether economic equality is in fact possible in the United States. Throughout the ...

David Brooks, Producing People, and Saving the World
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

If you believe that all of creation is God’s good creation — including icky things like business and politics — then they too are in need of redemption, not rejection. My city, Washington, D.C., is flooded wit ...

David Brooks on 'The Structural Revolution'
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

David Brooks examines what he perceives as the coming 'structural revolution' in the global economy. For the  International Herald Tribune  yesterday,  David Broo ...

Q Conference Brings Together Christian Leaders
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

The annual Q conference has begun. In it’s 5th year, the conference has come to Washington, D.C. and brought together about 700 thought, spiritual and cultural Christian leaders. ...

BOOM: David Brooks, Charles Murray, and the Reign of Mammon
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

I don't need to remind anybody about rapacious financiers, bloated CEOs, unscrupulous lobbyists, and corrupt politicians. But there were plenty of those in the 1890s and the 1920s, and, as Brooks points o ...

Generation XYZ: This Is Not Your Grandfather's Morality
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

If older generations paint morality in black and white, young people's palettes are disappointingly grey. If older generations paint morality in black and white, young ...

Should We Seek Our Dreams or God's Will?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

When young people graduate, they're often told to follow their dreams. Change the world. After all, the sky's the limit. When young people graduate, they're often t ...

The Tiger Mother In Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

By now, you've surely heard about the infamous <em>Wall Street Journal</em> <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html" target="_ ...

Which Party is the Biggest Spender? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. All of the Above
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In a recent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23brooks.html"><em>New York Times</em> column, David Brooks</a> laments the loss of the political center. ...

In Defense of the Suburbs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

This past week I was walking home from the school drop-off with a newish friend. Swapping stories about the basics of our lives. Marital status, where we grew up, favorite pastimes. ...

Sotomayor and the Fundamentals of Diversity and Affirmative Action
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor this week again brings up the fundamental issues of diversity and affirmative action. The confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia S ...

I Hope Rush Limbaugh Fails
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Go ahead, guess who wrote the following paragraph. And I'll give you a hint: It's not Al Franken, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow, or even Michael Moore.</p> Go ah ...