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Raw Data: Astrology in Europe

This is apropos of nothing except that (a) I really don’t want to write about nuclear war with North Korea, and (b) Ross Douthat happened to point to it as part of an argument that other countries are stupid too. Anyway, here are the results of a 2011 study about the beliefs of Europeans: Apparently […]

The RAISE Act: A Step In the Right Direction, But Nowhere Near Enough

(John Hinderaker) A reader who is a long-time immigration skeptic and a close student of the issue takes off from a Ross Douthat column on the proposed RAISE Act: Douthat writes: …you can address many of the costs of mass immigration by embracing the new bill’s points system without also making its steep cuts. Show More Summary

THE GIST OF THIS ROSS DOUTHAT COLUMN is that the Vatican doesn’t know what it believes, or what Ame…

THE GIST OF THIS ROSS DOUTHAT COLUMN is that the Vatican doesn’t know what it believes, or what Americans believe. “What Spadaro and Figueroa do not grasp is that the tendencies that they see at work in American Catholicism, the religious votes for the cheerfully pagan Trump and the growing interest in traditionalism, radicalism and […]

Game of Thrones: Questions That Need Answering

I agree with pretty much everything David writes below about last night’s episode and this season generally. But that doesn’t mean it’s all been flawless. For instance, I think Ross Douthat is right about a few things, starting withShow More Summary


@stoweboyd: Ross Douthat compares GOP efforts on health care repeal/replace to a calf with two heads — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) July 30, 2017

Douthat: 'This President Should Not Be the President'

Ross Douthat, New York Times: So it's basically madness all the way to the top: bad policy, bad strategy, bad politics, bad legal maneuvering, bad optics, a self-defeating venture carried out via deranged-as-usual tweets and public insults. Show More Summary

Ross Douthat Wants the 25th Amendment Invoked and Trump Removed

Ross Douthat thinks the president is mentally incapacitated and should be removed.

ROSS DOUTHAT: Just. Cut. Taxes. I’m not saying that Republicans couldn’t still do a comprehen…

ROSS DOUTHAT: Just. Cut. Taxes. I’m not saying that Republicans couldn’t still do a comprehensive and permanent tax reform in theory. Set health care aside entirely and there are still lots of clever and plausible ways to overhaul and improve the tax code without sacrificing revenue. You could cap various perverse deductions that mostly benefit […]

Late Night Open Thread: Ross Doubthat Longs for a Little Tidy White-Bread Sharia Law

@DamonLinker Theoconservatism had many flaws, but it was the least racialized conservatism of modern times. — Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) March 1, 2016 It is not possible to be more wrong than Douthat is here. — Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 14, 2017 “President Pence”, he murmurs to himself, and would slip a hand down […]

Ross Douthat Reads Them For The Articles

Naked people in pornography and naked people in media are two very different types of naked people, implies Ross Douthat routinely.

No, They Won't Even Impeach Then

Ross Douthat: In the end, impeachment is political, not legal, and the House G.O.P. probably won’t impeach for anything short of a transcript of a call between Trump and Putin in which the words “yes, I want you to hack their servers big-league, Vladimir” appear in black-and-white. Show More Summary

Douthat: A Conspiracy of Dunces

Ross Douthat, New York Times: Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it. This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout his business career. Show More Summary

Modern Conservative Solutions

Remember, we have to take Ross Douthat very seriously! Ban porn: — Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) July 10, 2017 Share

Ross Douthat on whether I should believe in God

He has written a…dare I call it awesome…long dialogue, based on my earlier post on why I do not believe in God.  Any paragraph would make an excellent excerpt, it is hard to choose, here is just one set of observations: Instead, what...Show More Summary

Which Way on Medicaid?

Ross Douthat says that Republicans should retreat to a more modest bill, one that leaves taxes and Medicaid spending at a higher level. My latest Bloomberg View post argues that Douthat is wrong: Republicans would be better off directing...Show More Summary

Ross Douthat on health care reform

Ross Douthat is one of our most thoughtful commentators on politics and public policy. (In other words, pretty much the opposite of me.)  He also occupies a position on the right side of the political spectrum.  But he somehow ends up in almost the same place as I did, in my “The GOP has fallen […]

NYT’s Ross Douthat Lays a Soft-Spoken Smackdown Upon His Liberal Media Colleagues

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, one of now two slightly right-leaning voices on the paper’s resolutely smugly liberal opinion page, penned “Notes on a Politcal Shooting” in the Sunday Review on the assassination attempt on House...Show More Summary

False Equivalencies and the Distortion of History

June 18, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston If you want a good example of false equivalency, look no further than Ross Douthat’s column today (here). The turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s generated segregationist terrorism on the right and a...Show More Summary

Wednesday assorted links

1. “Video games, you might say, offer a sort of universal basic income for the soul.” 2. Ross Douthat’s best movies of the new century. 3. Cash rewards for losing weight. 4. No more roaming charges in the European Union? (NYT) 5. Markets in everything: the most radioactive hostel on earth. Show More Summary

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