Ross Douthat

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

  • Advice For Joe Klein

    And for us all, from David Frum.

  • Quote For the Day

    I'm no great fan of Stephen Schwartz's politics - other neoconservatives are accused of being Trotskyists; he seems to actually be one - but this,…

  • Why Are Americans So Religious?

    Because we're geographically mobile and ethnically diverse, says Brink Lindsey. Because our families are stronger than Europe's, says Mary Eberstadt.…

  • Hearting Huckabee

    I went to a Pew Forum lunch yesterday with twenty-odd journalists and Mike Huckabee, who had just flown in from the New Hampshire debate. (He was on…

  • The Limits of Government

    Brink Lindsey writes: Ross is correct that many of Bush’s greatest misses (prescription drug benefit, steel tariffs, farm bill, energy bill,…

  • Policy Matters

    Whatever you think of No Child Left Behind - and I'm decidedly agnostic - it's probably not a coincidence that the domestic-policy issue where this…

  • Tatonka!

    Okay, so this is pretty incredible. (hat tip: Megan) It seems like conventional nature-film fare at first, but keep watching:

  • Mormonism and Democracy

    Speaking of faith and reason ... every year, twice a year, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life holds a conference for journalists in Key West,…

  • Huckabee on Evolution

    Roll the tape:Of this, and Jamie Kirchick's suggestion that Huckabee believes in "fairy tales," Matt writes: My understanding is that Hillary Clinton…

  • Crusading Conservatism?

    Continuing this discussion, Jonah writes:While I have specific criticisms for all of them, my common critique of Bushian compassionate conservatism,…

  • The Teflon President

    My latest Bloggingheads appearance, alongside the redoubtable Mark Schmitt, finds me whining (yet again) about the absence of a non-Ron Paul critic…

  • Buchanan '08

    Matt writes: Buchanan's 2000 campaign struck me as wildly undermotivated at the time. By today, it looks very well motivated in retrospect -- there…

  • Ambinder '08

    You may have noticed that the Atlantic's blogging empire now includes Marc Ambinder, last seen starring in The Note: First Blood, Part II, and The…

  • The Eye of the Beholder

    Ezra Klein on Knocked Up:The flick is pro-choice in the most literal sense of the term. Katherine Heigl's character receives advice in both…

  • I Draw The Line At the Gadsden Purchase

    J. Goodrich, on the conservative crack-up:Immigration is the point where the odd marriage that makes up the Republican base falls apart, the marriage…

  • Myrna Minkoff vs. Sam Brownback

    One of the more annoying aspects of the whole Amanda Marcotte affair was the fact that various young liberals I respect felt the need - out of…

  • The Lessons of Bushism

    Jonah raises an excellent question - do conservatives of a non-libertarian stripe have a leg to stand on in their criticisms of the Bush…

  • Zodiac Revisited

    You probably didn't see David Fincher's Zodiac when it came out this spring, at least judging by these box office numbers. But you should have.

  • Your Debate Coverage

    No, not that one: I mean Reihan, Ruffini and yet more Reihan on the future of the conservative movement.

  • Test

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.


Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.


How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming



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