Ross Douthat

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

  • The Pope and the Rabbi

    Religious dialogue, the way it ought to be. (hat tip: Amy Welborn)

  • Linker, Rorty and the Theocons

    I've been following Matt's back-and-forth with Damon Linker over Linker's interpretation of Richard Rorty with interest, not least because what Matt…

  • Inequality and Family

    As you might expect, the smartest piece in the New York Times Magazine's gala inequality issue belongs to Roger Lowenstein, better known (to me, at…

  • The View From Nowhere

    Steven Landsburg compares how much open immigration costs low-wage American workers to how much it benefits the immigrants themselves, and reaches…

  • Last Man Standing

    Tyler Cowen:I've said it before, I'll say it again. No matter what your politics, contemporary northern Europe represents a high point in human…

  • Made in America

    "I'm not saying there's nothing out there," Tony tells Paulie near the end of the Sopranos finale, after the superstitious capo describes catching a…

  • Abortion By The Numbers II

    Ramesh investigated the "how many women have abortions" question back in 1999, it turns out:The statistics are spotty - reporting requirements vary,…

  • Rudy the Social Conservative?

    Last week, defending the notion of Giuliani as someone social conservatives should be comfortable voting for, JPod wrote:Giuliani spent years and…

  • How The Sopranos Ends III

    Believe it or not, I still don't know - some blogger I am! - thanks to a confluence of events that will prevent me from seeing the final episode…

  • Abortion By the Numbers

    Back to Dana Stevens, and "the 77 percent of Americans who support abortion rights—and the 40 percent or more of American women who have exercised…

  • Dying Into Life

    "Faith is not a state of mind but an action in the world, a movement toward the world."Read the whole thing.

  • How The Sopranos Ends II

    It doesn't comport with my own theory about the show, but Matt's prediction would make for a pretty neat (and plausible) twist ending.Also, is this…

  • Speaking of Judd Apatow

    Good times.

  • Knocked Up, Again

    I'm a little baffled by Dana Stevens' piece on abortion and Knocked Up, which doubles as an extended response to my post on the subject. In her…

  • The MSM and Immigration

    If you thought, like Matt and Mickey Kaus, that Dan Balz's "news analysis" was the sine qua non of mainstream media mindlessness on immigration, I…

  • How The Sopranos Ends

    Here's the TNR prediction thread. Here's New York Magazine's staff predictions. And here's David Edelstein: I don't believe that Tony will die…

  • Romney, Headed For A Fall

    Just keep telling yourself that, Daniel ...

  • Science Has Spoken, The Case Is Closed

    Two years ago - has it really been that long? - I wrote a quick piece for TNR Online arguing that conservatives who embrace "intelligent design" are…

  • American Gangster

    It's hard to go wrong with Russell Crowe - but it's possible. It's harder to go wrong with Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott - but again, it happens.…

  • Romney's Big Mo

    Okay, maybe "big" is a little much. But he has seems to have a clear path, barring a Fred Thompson surge, to winning Iowa. An Iowa victory in a…


What LBJ Really Said About Selma

"It's going to go from bad to worse."


Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy


A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.


Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.



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