Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

  • Right-Wing Pundit Armageddon!

    Ramesh takes me to task:In an otherwise good post, Ross Douthat refers to "the great right-wing pundit civil war." Maybe we'll have one after the…

  • Eight Unanswered

    Like I said, it's time for Tampa baseball fans to learn the meaning of suffering.Maybe there's hope for McCain yet ...Update: Just so as not to tempt…

  • Explain Yourself!

    I think Yglesias has this pretty much right:To me, the crux of the matter is that McCain can't get out of the habits that served him very well when…

  • McCain's Mistake?

    David Frum, on his primary-season choices:While nobody could have predicted that a global financial crisis would erupt in the fall of 2008, it was…

  • The Palin Effect

    A characteristically judicious take from Jay Cost.

  • Tonight's Debate

    In ninety minutes of crisply-moderated tedium, we learned exactly one interesting thing: That Barack Obama is almost eager to talk about Bill Ayers,…

  • Imagining An Obama Administration

    At The Next Right and Culture11, they're having a symposium on best and worst-case scenarios for the GOP this fall, and beyond. Here's part of Poulos…

  • Me Versus The Corner

    Ramesh says some things in my defense, and does an excellent job of clarifying the muddiness of my initial point. Just to clarify further, of course…

  • Why The Grassroots Needs Elites

    You should read Patrick Ruffini on the great right-wing pundit civil war. He argues that I'm underestimating the justifiable sense of betrayal…

  • Lessons of the Bush Era

    A reader writes: You had me, until: "...And in such thinking lies the seeds of years or even decades of defeat." It hasn't for the Left, who have…

  • The Liberal Media's Conservatives (II)

    A couple of reader emails on the previous post: It's not the dissent from McCain/Palin, or that these commentators are "aware of their audience"…

  • The Liberal Media's Conservatives

    Various folks have already gone round on this subject, but I think it's worth saying something further about the way figures like Mark Levin, Mark…

  • Enough

    Okay, so this has been a nice little run by the Tampa Bay Rays. I don't mind saying that I've been pulling for them all season; I don't even mind…

  • The GOP and the Investor Class

    While I'm on the subject of capital-gains tax cuts and political strategy, this seems like a good time to cite my friend Matt Continetti's 2005…

  • If You Don't Have Something Useful To Say ...

    Over the weekend, Politico reported that John McCain would be unveiling a new set of economic proposals. Today, the Times reports that no, he won't…

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    Larison responds to my post on realignment, contingency, and why conservatives shouldn't necessary welcome the wilderness:After the last few…

  • A Bailout For The Middle Class

    All this talk about "what McCain should do" is growing increasingly academic - he'll keep doing what he's doing, and even if he did something else…

  • Ayers, McCain and the Dow

    Imagine you're an undecided voter, turning on the news tonight. You hear about the enormous plunge Wall Street took today. You hear about the U.S.…

  • Realignment and Contingency

    Via Yglesias, Larry Bartels analyzes the role of chance in realignments:The 1936 election has become the most celebrated textbook case of ideological…

  • Gloves, Off

    Well, we'll see how this plays on Main Street: As Ed Morrissey says, this will put an awful lot of pressure on McCain to "say it to his face" at the…

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