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The new normal: Links & comments 7/21/14

There Are Social and Political Benefits to Having Friends by David Brooks for the New York Times.  (Hat tip to Hal Bauer)

David Brooks argued for the benefits of friendship, especially how good friends bring out the best in each other.  170 more words

Technology

PBS: Video: NewsHour: David Brooks & EJ Dionne on Ground Troops Debate


This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

When was the last time that Congress had big bipartisan votes on anything? Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly voting in favor of President Obama getting America involved in Syria and Iraq to defeat ISIS or ISIL, depending on how you define what Secretary of State John Kerry calls, “The Enemy of Islam”. 223 more words

United States Congress

PBS: Video: NewsHour: David Brooks & EJ Dionne on Ground Troops Debate


This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

When was the last time that Congress had big bipartisan votes on anything? Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly voting in favor of President Obama getting America involved in Syria and Iraq to defeat ISIS or ISIL, depending on how you define what Secretary of State John Kerry calls, “The Enemy of Islam”. 223 more words

United States Congress

There Are Social and Political Benefits to Having Friends by David Brooks courtesy New York Times

Somebody recently asked me what I would do if I had $500 million to give away. My first thought was that I’d become a moderate version of the Koch brothers. 789 more words

Interpersonal Relationships

Introspection & narcissism

In August 2014, New York Times writer David Brooks wrote about the differences, if any, between narcissism and introspection. His opinion column explored whether self-questioning and rumination might lead to self-centeredness rather than self-discovery; he begins the column with the concept of the personal journal or diary and whether that practice has value or not. 226 more words

Poetry

New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. 95 more words

Media

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My wife Andrea is a long time member of the Chapter to Chapter book club. The club’s book for September (at Andrea’s suggestion) was The Social Animal – The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement… 152 more words

Quotations Marked