David Brooks

David Brooks's Anosognosia

In his column today, David Brooks diagnoses Jared Lee Loughner:

He appeared to have a poor sense of his own illness (part of a condition known as anosognosia). He had increasingly frequent run-ins with the police. In short, the evidence before us suggests that Loughner was locked in a world far removed from politics as we normally understand it.

Maybe so... but, Mr. Brooks, maybe you do, too... 'have a poor sense' of your own 'illness,' that is.

The Fine Art of Self-Serving Prediction

In his column today, David Brooks picks and chooses among polls and observations to come to the conclusion that the tea party isn't a problem for the Republicans.  Conveniently ignoring things like the debacle (in the eyes of moderate Republicans) of Christine O'Donnell (though I would not count her out--but for other reasons), Brooks argues that the 'baggers aren't hurting the Republicans at all.  Instead, he says, the election is all about the Democrats: