Ross Douthat

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

  • Our French Future?

    Via Megan, Henry Farrell scoffs at the kind of "don't let America turn into France" anxieties gestured at in my previous post:There is something very…

  • The Case For Small Government

    That was the subject, broadly speaking, of Charles Murray's address at the annual AEI dinner, and like Jonah Goldberg and John Miller I found a lot…

  • Steele's Stumbles

    I think Marc's analysis - both of where Michael Steele has gone wrong, and what he needs to do to right himself - has things just about right. The…

  • Don't Go Away

    Blogging may be sparse at the moment, but I'll be writing in this space for another month, so I hope you'll keep checking in. For now, though, I'll…

  • The Times and Me

    As Marc is reporting (amid many undeserved compliments), I'll be leaving the Atlantic to join the New York Times next month. I'll have more to say on…

  • Secular America and the Culture War

    This big religious-identification study is getting a lot of attention, and justly so, for showing the rise of freelance religiosity on the one hand,…

  • Stem Cells and Moral Seriousness

    Michael Kinsley, writing in praise of the Obama Administration's inevitable decision to get the government into the business of embryo-killing:...…

  • Barack Obama and the New Center-Left

    There was a brief period during the Presidential transition when conservatives became--well, excited isn't quite the right word, but certainly…

  • Barack Obama and the New Center-Left

    There was a brief period during the Presidential transition when conservatives became - well, excited isn't quite the right word, but certainly…

  • Abortion Reduction Revisited

    Will Saletan has a thoughtful response to my latest critique of his abortion-reduction proposals. You should read the whole thing, but here's the…

  • Going Galt

    Speaking of Aynworld, I enjoyed this Will Wilkinson riff:By the way, Atlas buffs, the point of Atlas Shrugged is not that you are John Galt. The…

  • A Final Word On Rush

    Ruffini writes:My overall sense is that the Frums and the Douthats of the world would be well served by staying away from this argument. As Ross…

  • Small-Government Egalitarianism, Revisited

    In my original post on Obama and starve-the-beast, I referenced this Yglesias item from a week or so ago - which offered, I think, an illuminating…

  • The Case For Reading Ayn Rand

    I liked this post, from Megan:... I look to Atlas Shrugged more for conveniently totable beach reading than an economic blueprint. What's…

  • Barack Obama, Deficit-Cutter?

    Jon Chait takes exception to my suggestion that the Obama budget lays out a kind of starve-the-beast in reverse:In the most important sense, this is…

  • Obama's Traditionalists

    I don't have much to add to the interesting interesting discussion about Barack Obama's remarkable gains among traditionalist Catholics; I think all…

  • Barack Obama, Deficit-Cutter?

    Jon Chait takes exception to my suggestion that the Obama budget lays out a kind of starve-the-beast in reverse:In the most important sense, this is…

  • Darwin, the Fall, and Christian Fantasy

    Now this is my kind of reader:Further to your post, I wonder if you've ever read any of Tolkien's later philosophical musings about his mythology, in…

  • The Pursuit of Social Democracy

    Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential election on an agenda that tilted him further leftward than most recent Democratic nominees on nearly every…

  • The Pursuit of Social Democracy

    Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential election on an agenda that tilted him further leftward than most recent Democratic nominees on nearly every…

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