Ross Douthat

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

  • The Future of Homosexuality, Again

    A while back, during the whole "gay sheep" controversy, I remarked that if homosexuality can be detected in utero, we're likely to start aborting gay…

  • Bloomberg Roundup

    While Hizzoner keeps pretending he won't run, I recommend reading Marc, Matt and David Frum on the potential impact of his candidacy.My own takes are…

  • The Left Ascendant

    Rod writes, of the Taibbi discussion:To be clear, I don't believe that we're going to see a left-right fusion of any sort. The value I see in…

  • Charlotte Simmons Goes To Yale

    So a Yalie named Aurora Nichols - a financial-aid student, and the daughter of community college grads - did a senior project that was supposed to be…

  • Yes, I Am Not a Libertarian

    But I thank Will Wilkinson for calling that to my attention.More seriously, I think Will is slightly misreading my original post, in which I was…

  • Our European Future

    James Poulos and Rod Dreher think I'm misreading Matt Taibbi's cri de coeur about the lameness of liberalism, and maybe I am. I think they're…

  • The Cheney Primary

    Matt thinks it's peculiar that Fred Thompson is angling for Lady Thatcher's blessing, and suggests that "it all points to a weird quandry for the…

  • The Case Against the Case Against Hillary

    "We have no excuse if Hillary Clinton becomes president," Andrew writes. "We know what and who she is." Well, who and what is she? He quotes…

  • The Art of the Trailer

    Somewhere along the line, it was decided that an effective trailer needs to give away at least seventy-five percent of the movie it's advertising -…

  • Immigration and Inequality

    Last week, Matt explained why liberals who worry about inequality don't worry about reducing illegal immigration:What most liberals think is that we…

  • Stop Bitching, Start a Revolution

    I've read a lot of "why liberalism is so screwed up" pieces, like this one by Matt Taibbi, over the last decade or so, and they've usually made me…

  • The Continuing Conversation

    Alex Massie continues the Knocked Up-and-abortion discussion. Russell Arben Fox rounds up the Rorty conversation, and pitches in with his two (okay,…

  • Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Him

    It's nice to have everything I've ever assumed about Zach "voice of my generation" Braff - no, not that he's a no-talent poseur; you can tell that…

  • Secularism and Marxism

    Ruminating on whether the new mass secularism is really all that new, Jonah writes:... both Waldman and Ross seem to be ignoring a fairly large…

  • The New Secularism

    Paul Waldman, in the Prospect:In 1984, 7.3 percent of respondents answered "none" when the General Social Survey asked what their religious…

  • Veepstakes II

    Of my last post, Isaac Chotiner writes: I think the reason to pick Warner would in fact be that he would likely win Virginia. Sure, Lieberman or…

  • Veepstakes

    Sure, it's too early, but Marc Ambinder floats Mark Warner on the Democratic side and Mike Huckabee for the GOP. Both are from the South, which makes…

  • Hillaryphobia

    In the midst of a piece on religious-right leaders and what they would do if Giuliani were the GOP nominee, we have this:Several social conservative…

  • That Is Not What I Said

    Andrew, on my post about Linker, Rorty, the religious right and liberalism:Ross responds by arguing that Richard John Neuhaus and his theocon friends…

  • Alternative History

    Reading Michael Gerson's attack on conservatives fleeing Bushism, I found myself wondering what would have happened if Bush had followed through on…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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