Ross Douthat

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

  • Not So Shocking

    The Times has a piece today about shock jocks in the post-Don Imus landscape, arguing that talk radio "remains as arguably and insidiously untamed in…

  • Derby Days

    If, like me, you can't make the Kentucky Derby this weekend, the next best thing is following along with my colleague Tim Lavin as he bets, drinks…

  • The Fortunate Believer

    Of Karl Rove's statement (according to Christopher Hitchens, at least) that he's "not fortunate enough to be a person of faith," Jon Chait writes:…

  • Spidey the Third

    So I saw Spiderman 3 last night, and ... well, to find out what I thought, you'll just have to wait for the next issue of National Review. In the…

  • American Junta

    Now that everyone's talking about Thomas Sowell's yearning for a military coup, Professor Bainbridge tackles the more important question of whether a…

  • Debate Thoughts

    Is Ron Paul related to Ian McKellen? Why are we giving men running for the highest office in the land thirty seconds to answer serious questions? Is…

  • More Bloomberg

    I had missed this WSJ piece on his potential candidacy, but I wasn't missing much - it's a classic example of how not to analyze American politics,…

  • Bloomberg-Hagel?

    One dinnertime chat does not a ticket make, though it would certainly confirm my impression that Chuck Hagel is less a principled anti-war…

  • Rejoice, America ...

    ... because Chris Orr, heretofore the author of TNR Online's Home Movies column, has been freed to write about first-run films instead, starting with…

  • What Is Truth?

    Like Andrew, I'm withholding comment on Christopher Hitchens' anti-God broadside, since I have a review of it forthcoming in the next Claremont…

  • Quotes For The Day

    "The American writer in the middle of the 20th century has his hands full in trying to understand, describe, and then make credible much of American…

  • Just When I Thought I Was Out ... They Pull Me Back In

    Can we please retire the phrase "jump the shark"? It started as a specific term for a specific moment in the life cycle of a television show - the…

  • Here Comes Incest?

    So says Jeff Jacoby. I'm skeptical - not because the right to incest doesn't arguably follow from the logic of gay marriage, as Jacoby says, but…

  • Republicans In Fiction

    Earlier this year, Ben Nugent wondered in N+1 why there aren't more novels written by Republicans. Now, via Andrew, comes a good explanation for why…

  • The Moral Obligation to Have Children?

    I'm going to regret getting back into this, I know, but ... while guest-blogging for Andrew I wrote what was probably a somewhat slipshod post…

  • The Middle East Doesn't Matter

    So says Edward Luttwak, writing in the British Prospect. Here's an excerpt: The third and greatest error repeated by Middle East experts of all…

  • Freedom Is Freer Than You Think

    Maybe you thought that Monday of this week was Tax Freedom Day, the day you stopped working for the government and finally started working for…

  • The New Left 2.0

    In his new TNR essay on the netroots, Jon Chait compares them to both the Christian Right and the conservative movement more generally. I think Chait…

  • The Seamless Garment of Death

    Memo to Dean Barnett: If you're looking to persuade me that torture is a necessary wartime evil, it's probably not a good idea to start by comparing…

  • Republicans For Obama

    Discussing that Pew data I mentioned earlier, which shows that the public's perception of a candidate's ideological stance often bears little…

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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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