Ross Douthat

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

  • A-Rod For the Hall?

    Jayson Stark, on baseball's latest tarnished star:I'm willing to bet right now that Alex Rodriguez will join that Cooperstown missing-persons list --…

  • The Trouble With Centrism

    The liberals are angry, and not without reason. You can imagine a world in which "centrist" Senators used their awesome deal-making powers to forge…

  • Science and Other Beliefs

    Jim Manzi and Alan Jacobs have already commented on Jerry Coyne's brief for the utter incompability of science and religion, and I basically share…

  • A Rare Combination

    Kaus, on the just-stiffed Anthony Zinni:There aren't many respected foreign policy machers who were right on the Iraq war (no) and on the surge…

  • Liberals, Ideology, and Big Government

    Several years ago, in a piece that's long since vanished into The New Republic's world-devouring archives, Jon Chait suggested that liberalism was,…

  • Refugee, Run

    No musings on the follies of Davos Man, I think, would be complete without a link to this bit of beyond-parody folly. (h/t: Alex Massie)

  • Autopsying Conservatism

    I apologize for throwing up nothing but links today, but I think that between John O'Sullivan, Russell Arben Fox, Yuval Levin, Damon Linker, and…

  • Potpourri

    Jonathan Last on the sports bubble.Peter Suderman on the difference Liam Neeson makes.Yuval Levin on the meaning of Sarah Palin.Cato Unbound debates…

  • Hard Lessons

    I'm probably not going to make it all the way through the Inspector General's illuminating and depressing report on everything that went wrong in…

  • Anne Rice's Christ

    This has not been Roman Catholicism's finest month, to put it mildly. The Pope's badly-handled de-excommunication decision is still rippling, and the…

  • Alas, Babylon

    Via Rod Dreher, here's Federico Fubini on the cluelessness of Davos Man:Publicly, the discourse is all about the dangers of "false market…

  • Big Love and the Art of the Soap Opera

    I'm of the opinion that the first season of The O.C. - and only the first season - is the finest teen soap opera ever made. I'm also of the opinion…

  • The Internet taketh, and the Internet taketh away ...

    On the one hand, the shuttering of Culture11 and the dissolution of Pajamas Media's blogger ad network are the sort of unfortunate events that you'd…

  • The Internet Taketh, and the Internet Taketh Away ...

    On the one hand, the shuttering of Culture11 and the dissolution of Pajamas Media's blogger ad network are the sort of unfortunate events that you'd…

  • Roe and the Culture War

    There's been a lot of interesting conversation inspired by Damon Linker's long post on ending the culture war, and specifically his suggestion that…

  • The Shadow of the Stimulus

    Freddie DeBoer, disagreeing with my take on Yglesias's "what's wrong with filling the stimulus bill with non-stimulative liberal goodies?"…

  • Deficits Don't Matter?

    Here's Yglesias, responding to the complaints from conservatives (and some Democrats) that the stimulus bill is being larded up with spending on…

  • In Defense of Mitch McConnell

    Well, sort of. As you might expect, I agree with a lot of Ambinder's caustic remarks about the Minority Leader's recent "whither Republicanism"…

  • Good News For Narnia

    The obvious good news is that the movie franchise will continue post-Prince Caspian, with Fox stepping in after Disney backed out. The not-so-obvious…

  • Perspective

    From Brad DeLong, part of The Week's impressive new virtual op-ed page:The current recession may turn into a small depression, and may push global…

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Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

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