Allegheny College Admissions Building (Wikimedia)
The popular Brooks and Shields political analysis duo on "The PBS Newshour" has been ongoing weekly for a number of years. They are also regularly seen in PBS analyses of major political speeches and debates.
David Brooks, who got his professional start as a police reporter in Chicago, is also a frequent commentator on PBS' "All Things Considered" radio program. Mark Shields, who besides his television presence and writing has helped manage campaigns in 38 states, is in addition a weekly panelist on "Inside Washington," which airs on ABC and PBS.
Our hope is that others will begin to emphasize what the majority of the electorate already much prefer, respectful discussions of serious issues by intelligent people who generally act like grown-ups and are willing to make genuine efforts not only toward polite interchange but also solutions that reflect reasonable and common interests. Here's to David Brooks and Mark Shields for their exceptional records and to Allegheny College for this well timed and highly deserved endorsement of courtesy in American commentary and politics!