Ross Douthat

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

  • Risky Business

    The hot book of last year among populist-leaning liberals was Jacob Hacker's The Great Risk Shift, which argued that income volatility has gone way,…

  • Whose Ox Would Gore Gore?

    Mickey Kaus speculates that a machiavellian Clinton campaign secretly wants Al Gore in the race, the better to split the left-wing, anti-Hillary vote…

  • Gambling With The Sopranos

    One of the great advantages of doing a TV show for HBO - particularly a long-running, critically-acclaimed, genre-busting TV show - is that you don't…

  • Rooting For the Bad Guy

    So Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott are apparently re-teaming - after the success of Gladiator and the, er, non-success of A Good Year - to make…

  • The Ghost of Jacob Javits

    Ramesh on Brooks: ... I think Brooks is right that a lot of conservatives have a paralyzing misimpression of Ronald Reagan. He's also right, in my…

  • Backwards March

    Responding to Brooks' column, Jonah writes: What Brooks sees as a the base's inability to accept change is often, in reality, a burning desire for…

  • Zero Grazing

    Like most conservatives, I'm all for a little hypocrisy now and then - it's the tribute that vice plays to virtue, the glue that holds society…

  • Sleepwalking Toward Disaster

    It should go without saying that I like David Brooks' column yesterday about the Republican malaise, but that doesn't change the fact that it's…

  • The Sam's Club Republican

    Now if only Tim Pawlenty were running for President . . .

  • When Meritocracy Attacks

    Now that we're the junior left-right team here at the good ship Atlantic, I'm sure Matt Yglesias and I will be disagreeing an awful lot, so let me…

  • The GOP and History

    Robert Novak explains why it may get worse for the Republicans before it gets better:

  • The Wrong Pander

    I'm not sure it says anything good about Rudy Giuliani, the Republican Party or the country as a whole that he seems more willing to throw his…

  • Why Americans Have More Children

    A fascinating post from Will Wilkinson, riffing on Nicholas Eberstadt's American Interest essay on America's enduring demographic exceptionalism.(See…

  • Who's Afraid of Hillary Clinton?

    Ramesh Ponnuru writes: Sen. Clinton said last night that Republicans were afraid to run against her. I don't think that's right: I think that right…

  • Why "Fake Populism" Sells

    Noam Scheiber makes an interesting argument: Liberals ... assume that what most Americans want from politics is a modest improvement in their lives:…

  • My Mike Gravel Problem, and Yours

    I didn't watch last night's Democratic debate, but scanning the media coverage this morning left me with one burning question: Who the heck is Mike…

  • The Case of Scott Ritter

    He makes an appearance in the new Bill Moyers documentary about the press and the war, and Matt flags this quote: And when I first resigned and…

  • A Fine Whine

    I'm glad to see both Isaac Chotiner and Kevin Drum griping about the Democrats' whiney, "stop questioning our patriotism" reaction to Rudy Giuliani's…

  • All Creatures Great And Small

    I got most of the way through Manohla Dargis' review of Zoo, the new, Extremely Serious look at bestiality - it's the tragic tale of a man who died…

  • It’s His Party

    Bush is fading. Bush Republicanism is here to stay.


How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.


Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.


The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.


Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.


Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses


Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.



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