Ross Douthat writes today about the split on taxes between the Republican donor class and the average Republican voter: The donorist vision, in my experience, has its own distinctives: It’s less interested in the specifics of the Laffer...Show More Summary
Both Ross Douthat and I have concluded that the Republican Party is set to learn the wrong lessons from the rise of Donald Trump. The party, as we know it, is going to die because the party leadership is incapable of changing. We should examine part of this from one side that rarely gets mentioned -- consultants. Show More Summary
Yesterday one of the country's most prominent conservative pundits, the New York Times' Ross Douthat, made a concession that seems rather obvious to liberals, but that in the past might...
The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. On Friday, I told you the Republican Party is dying. Then, yesterday, Ross Douthat in the New York Times echoed my key point. Mine was that the Republican leaders in Washington would see the decline of Donald Trump as proof that they need do nothing to change. Show More Summary
1. Make thick my blood / Stop up access + passage to remorse / That no … visitings of nature / Shake my fell purpose: https://t.co/xtT8qCshBT — Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) August 19, 2015 2. What Ross is reacting to is the latest Center for Medical Progress undercover video about Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary
Ross Douthat hopes for a Republican primary campaign where “the real action takes place in Rubio v. Jeb on education, Jeb v. Walker on immigration, Christie v. Paul on civil liberties, Rand v. the field on interventionism, Kasich v.Show More Summary
[guest post by Dana] Ross Douthat is very good: And the problem these videos create for Planned Parenthood isn’t just a generalized queasiness at surgery and blood. It’s a very specific disgust, informed by reason and experience — the reasoning that notes that it’s precisely a fetus’s humanity that makes its organs valuable, and the […]
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The New York Times scribe laments last week's marriage decision, with the usual hand-wringing & cherry-picked data
The magazine’s Emily Bazelon and the Op-Ed columnist Ross Douthat discuss the court’s decisions on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage and more.
Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, released a few days ago, certainly has stirred a great deal of comment, much of it negative. Consider, for example, the New York Times' columnist Ross Douthat's response. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. The "letter" is huge, with 246 paragraphs divided among six chapters. Show More Summary
The first thing I noticed about Pope Francis’s Encyclical is that the following people are screaming at him to shut up: Ross Douthat thinks Papa Francisco is an alarmist who hates modernity. He especially objects to implications that Capitalism is hurting the poor, because even poor people have toothbrushes now, or something. Rich Lowry criticizes the […]
As you know I generally ignore Ross Douthat. The boy’s not that bright, and his views on just about anything are rigidly predictable. But I got sucked into reading a blog post by Ross because of the title — “The Liberalism of Adult Autonomy.” Yeah, respecting the autonomy of adult humans is a pretty liberal […]
Is polygamy the next frontier for progressives? Probably not, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth talking about
ROSS DOUTHAT: The Prospects for Polygamy. “I feel safe predicting that polygamy will not be legally recognized, with fanfare and trumpets, in 2025. But it might be recognized in 2040, with a shrug.”
At the New York Times, Ross Douthat has called out liberals who think, and declare, that churches today are more focused on “culture war” issues like abortion and homosexuality than on poverty. Ridiculous, says Douthat. Religious organizations spend only “a few hundred million dollars” on pro-life causes and “traditional marriage” but tens of billions on charities, […]
May 18, 2015 Posted by Jay Livingston Ross Douthat calls out liberals who think, and declare, that churches today are more focused on “culture war” issues like abortion and homosexuality than on poverty. Ridiculous, says Douthat. Religious...Show More Summary
1. Ross Douthat responds on Scottish secession. 2. The career effects of scientific retraction. 3. Thwarted Korean markets in everything. 4. Can Tinder bring peace to the Middle East? 5. Obituary for Chris Burden. And obituary for Peter Gay. 6. Hou Hsiao-Hsien has a martial arts movie at Cannes.
(May 6, 2015 11:26 AM, by Scott Sumner) Ross Douthat recently made this observation: 1.) The modern welfare state has succeeded in substantially cutting our country's poverty rate. This is a point that both right and left sometimes obscure, the right because it complicates a simple "we fought... (0 COMMENTS)
David Frum and Ross Douthat's response to Garry Trudeau and Charlie Hebdo/PEN debate is disingenuous and dishonest