Latest Fact-checks on David Brooks David Brooks stated on March 6, 2016 in comments on "Meet the Press": "There’s no correlation between primary turnout and wins in the fall in the last 11 elections." David Brooks stated on February 23, 2014 in comments on NBC's "Meet the Press": "Chained CPI would save $1 trillion in the second decade off the federal budget debt," a report shows. David Brooks stated on December 9, 2011 in a column in the New York Times: Newt Gingrich "has suggested" building "a mirror system in space" could improve the Earth’s habitability. David Brooks stated on May 10, 2010 in a column: Elena Kagan "has published five scholarly review articles, mostly on administrative law and the First Amendment. These articles were mostly on technical and procedural issues." David Brooks stated on August 14, 2009 in an interview on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Preventive care does not save the government money.