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Samantha Bee Is Losing Hillary Clinton The Election, Says New York Times

Samantha Bee is on the verge of losing Hillary Clinton the election. That’s at least the take of New York Times political columnist Ross Douthat. In a recent op-ed, Douthat renewed the argument liberals posited last week — that Jimmy Fallon single-handedly got Donald Trump elected by messing up his hair on national television. Show More Summary

WHEN YOU REPLACE CULTURE WITH POLITICS BOTH TURN SOUR, Ben Domenech writes at the Federalist: Yeste…

WHEN YOU REPLACE CULTURE WITH POLITICS BOTH TURN SOUR, Ben Domenech writes at the Federalist: Yesterday I linked Ross Douthat’s column on what he describes as Samantha Bee-ism – the problem of a universal and exclusionary liberal tone among late night comics like Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, John Oliver, and Bee herself.  Douthat […]

NYT’s Douthat: Samantha Bee’s a Bigger Problem to Democrats Than Jimmy Fallon Is

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Jimmy Fallon got a lot of flak for his softball interview of Donald Trump, but New York Times columnist Ross Douthat thinks late night hosts like Samantha Bee are a bigger problem for Democrats.

Everyone Hush: Conan O'Brien's Pet Fool is Going to Weigh In on Media Bias

Ross Douthat wrote a column about the tedious, soul-grindingly repetitive leftist "joxesplaining" of late-night TV. On late-night television, it was once understood that David Letterman was beloved by coastal liberals and Jay Leno more of a Middle American taste. But...

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• Conservative pundits like Ross Douthat have pointed out that Texas's abortion restrictions are quite similar to the no-abortion-past-the-first-trimester policies in many Western European countries. But, as Katha Pollitt points out,...Show More Summary

It's Feminism's Fault!: Ross Douthat edition

I almost don't want to give the New York Times the pageviews it was obviously courting in publishing Ross Douthat's stunningly underthought and journalistically sloppy column "Liberated and Unhappy." But those of you who've read Beth...Show More Summary

Monday assorted links

1. Unusual Wikipedia pages.  Time sink. 2. “…the Amish impulse is one to watch…” (Ross Douthat, NYT). 3. This robot prints cool designs on your fingernails (video). 4. Female economists in government. 5. Who needs the Argument Clinic? 6. Show More Summary

Profile in Courage Award

National Review ’s film critic, Ross Douthat, in response to a current Twitter meme, has named his seven favorite films. I praise him for his courage in putting Titanic on the list. It’s an excellent melodrama with fine performancesShow More Summary

It’s Early August. There’s Time to Turn This Around, Right? Right?

From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: It’s Early August. There’s Time to Turn This Around, Right? Right? Ross Douthat observed that Donald Trump’s post-convention bump came after not only the GOP convention, but the Dallas shootings, the Baton Rouge shooting, the terrorist truck attack in Nice. Show More Summary

The Impossibility of a Leftist Trump

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Democrats offer little to Republicans who cant abide Donald Trump, political columnist Ross Douthat has argued, but his argument doesnt hold much persuasiveness.

Cosmopolitans and False Consciousness

(July 26, 2016 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Early this month, Ross Douthat derided the false consciousness of self-styled "cosmopolitans":Genuine cosmopolitanism is a rare thing. It requires comfort with real difference, with forms of life that are truly exotic relative to one's own. It takes its cue from... (0 COMMENTS)

Ross Douthat's Rich Person "Free Trade" Says Much About Support for Trump/Brexit

Ross Douthat inadvertently told readers much about why large segments of the public in the U.S., U.K., and Western Europe are rejecting the policies pushed by elites. In his NYT column he complained about Donald Trump's acceptance speech...Show More Summary

The big speech

There’s a draft of Trump’s speech making the rounds, and according to both Chris Hayes and Ross Douthat it’s something of a straight reboot of Pat Buchanan’s infamous “cultural war” speech from the 1992 convention: Trump speech tonight is the full Buchanan. Very very dark, dystopic. Straight up nationalism no chaser. Ross Douthat ?@DouthatNYT 34m34 […]

Adorable. Ross Douthat Has 'The Cure For Trumpism'

Denizens of the Conservative Reformicon opium den continue to lay big plans for the bright, post-Trump future of their wholly imaginary Republican party. However, unlike may other deeply deluded individuals, denizens of the Conservative...Show More Summary

Can Nationalism Be Conservative--and Inclusive?

Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam have written an excellent essay on how conservatism can change and prosper. [Trump's] primary-season base was more working class and less religious and libertarian than is usual for Republican nominees,Show More Summary

Sunday assorted links

1. You can print your photos as pancakes now (there is no great pancake stagnation).  And can you serve draft beer on an airplane? 2. Police officer shootings are down, down, down. 3. Are we unraveling? (Ross Douthat, NYT) 4. Brexit voting was a matter of values. 5. 23andMe is monetizing your DNA. The post Sunday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

In defense of Davos, or at least its cosmopolitanism

I very much liked yesterday’s Ross Douthat piece, and I agree with most of it, and I regard him as one of the truly great columnists writing today.  Still, there was one tiny part I disagreed with, and I see the point being repeatedShow More Summary

ROSS DOUTHAT: The Myth Of Cosmopolitanism: Indeed elite tribalism is actively encouraged by the …

ROSS DOUTHAT: The Myth Of Cosmopolitanism: Indeed elite tribalism is actively encouraged by the technologies of globalization, the ease of travel and communication. Distance and separation force encounter and immersion, which is why the age of empire made cosmopolitans as well as chauvinists — sometimes out of the same people. (There is more genuine cosmopolitanism […]

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