Ross Douthat

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

  • What's The Matter With John Edwards?

    Ezra Klein, on why the Edwards' campaign isn't getting traction: Part of his problem, from the beginning, has been that the media has treated him as…

  • The Truth Will Set You Free

    James Poulos:... instead of fearing a revolt that will never come, Republicans running for president should do Ron Paul one better and carry out the…

  • Our President, The Heretic

    I think Andrew's right that he slightly misread David Brooks' column on the theological confidence of George W. Bush; on the other hand, this is a…

  • Blogs: What Are They Good For?

    What do I think about blogging in this, which is apparently the year ten A.B.? Glad you asked. First, I think that blogs are here to stay and then…

  • Black and White?

    Ron Charles, the latest critic to explain how Harry Potter is destroying literature as we know it, serves up this pearl of wisdom:The vast majority…

  • Don't Come Knockin' ...

    I don't always like David Denby, to say the least, but this essay raises a lot of good questions. Here's a snippet:“Knocked Up” ... feels like…

  • Lower-Middle Reformism, Anyone?

    Frank Luntz:To be perfectly blunt, no Republican can win the White House without winning Ohio. Although readers of this column would no doubt like to…

  • I'm Telling You For the Last Time

    The first comment on my last post reads:(It just tends to fall on inner-city children rather than upper-middle class twentysomething…

  • On Chesil Beach

    The novella is vintage McEwan, for good and ill. The good is his usual brilliance as a wordsmith - the gorgeous yet precise prose style; the…

  • Ask and Ye Shall Receive

    Here's Russell Arben Fox's reply to my post requesting pro-Latter Day Saint sources explicating, defending, or explaining away the Book of Mormon's…

  • The Case For Deterrence

    While at Aspen, I remarked of a panel on nuclear proliferation that "nobody seemed willing to consider the notion that deterrence might be a viable…

  • What Mormons Believe

    In addition to agreeing on the importance of taking an extremist approach to Iraq in our latest Bloggingheads, Matt and I are awfully hard on the…

  • The Lead-Crime Connection

    Steve Sailer has a good roundup, with analysis.

  • Terrorists Hate Lemonade, Y'All

    It pains me to say it, but while I watched Fred Thompson's video address to the National Right To Life Committee a few weeks back, my thoughts…

  • The Critics and Ratatouille

    In the next NR, you'll find my review of Ratatouille, which I'm one of the few critics in America not to swoon for. I think this (swooning) post from…

  • This Used To Be My Playground

    I'm not going to come out and say I miss being on The American Scene or anything; the digs here are pretty nice. Instead, I'll say that there are an…

  • The Lessons of Iraq

    Even though he doesn't necessarily agree with me about Cheney, I agree with Matt about this distinction: ... I get a little queasy when I hear…

  • God on the Tube

    My First Things essay on religion and contemporary television is now online. I think my analysis of The Sopranos holds up pretty well in the wake of…

  • I Agree With Thomas Friedman

    Hard to believe, but there it is:The passions that have been unleashed in Iraq are not going to accommodate some partial withdrawal plan, where we…

  • Dana Stevens Strained Political Analogy Watch

    The self-parody continues apace:In Harry and his pals' fifth year at Hogwarts, the stalwart headmaster, Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), is in the…

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