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Marco Rubio is running for people, not against things

More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, "Rubio more than most candidates fits the way most Republicans want to think about their party and ideology and cause." There is much to that,...

What’s Marco Rubio’s secret?

More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, “Rubio more than most candidates fits the way most Republicans want to think about their party and ideology and cause.” There is much to that, and certainly Republicans want to get away from the dig that they […]

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David E's Fablog - we've seen this movie before; Right Wing Watch - David Horowitz: still crazy after all these years; Roger Ailes (the good) - Ross Douthat: still loathsome after all these years; Sadly, No! - they're running for granny-starver-in-chief; The...Show More Summary

Ross Douthat’s “red pill” garbage: How his take on privilege is just a defense of the powerful

The New York Times columnist says he wants to complicate how we see power, but all he does it flatten it

ROSS DOUTHAT: Checking Charlie Hebdo’s Privilege. “Trudeau did not exactly say they had it comin…

ROSS DOUTHAT: Checking Charlie Hebdo’s Privilege. “Trudeau did not exactly say they had it coming, but he passed judgment on their sins — not the sin of blasphemy, but the sin of picking a politically unsuitable target for their jabs.... But on the contemporary left, the theory’s simplicity is becoming a kind […]

A Non-Conspiracy of Douthat’s

The New York Times' Ross Douthat acknowledges the obvious parallel between gay and interracial marriage--and meets it head on with a full helping of historical ignorance.

Reporters, In Particular, Should Read This

Ross Douthat interviewed himself on religious liberty. Note that he writes at the New York Times and no reporter there bothered to interview him on these issues. They should have. The post Reporters, In Particular, Should Read This appeared first on RedState.

ROSS DOUTHAT: Interview With A Christian. “After watching the debate about religious freedom unfol…

ROSS DOUTHAT: Interview With A Christian. “After watching the debate about religious freedom unfold over the past week, I decided to subject myself to an interview by an imaginary — but representative — member of the press.” Well, it’s a lot smarter than that Gary Tuchman CNN florist interview that they were — rightly — […]

Answering Ross Douthat

This week Ross Douthat challenged critics of Indiana's RFRA with a series of questions. Guest writer Alan Scott answers them.

Ten Things that Caught My Eye about Indiana and Religious Freedom Today (April 2, 2015)

1. Have we strangled the last Mormon florist with the entrails of the last evangelical pizza provider yet? — Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 1, 2015   What a miserable week. Most miserable? That at a time when Christians are dying for the freedom to love God completely, we’re rolling back rights under a tyrannical abuse of the word tolerance. Show More Summary

It's Called Feminism

[Content Note: Misogyny; racism; heterocentrism; classism.]Conservative columnist Ross Douthat used his New York Times column this past Sunday to explore the causes of the "the social crisis among America's poor and working class—the...Show More Summary

ROSS DOUTHAT: Men, Money, and the Marriage Crisis: “This is not the place to get into the separate…

ROSS DOUTHAT: Men, Money, and the Marriage Crisis: “This is not the place to get into the separate debate about the wisdom of our immigration policy, but if you take it as a given, the issue is this: The men dragging down the overall low-skilled wage average since the ’60s are primarily recent immigrants, whose […]

Reaping the Harvest of Relativism

The social cost of relativism has been on the minds of some folks at The New York Times. Columnist David Brooks ran an excellent piece last week entitled "The Cost of Relativism," while Ross Douthat penned a piece entitled "For Poorer and Richer."

Ross Douthat

Op-ed commentary at The New York Times is abominably bad. But there are a couple or three exceptions, one of which is the work of Ross Douthat. This from For Poorer or Richer: But the basic point is this: In...

Open thread for night owls: Poor stories from Brooks and Douhat

A group of boys hang out on Sullivan Street in Brooklyn in the 1930s. Helaine Olen at The Baffler writes Poor Stories from Brooks and Douthat: An excerpt: In the past week, New York Times columnists David Brooks and Ross Douthat have taken on the issues of personal behavior and social norms among people less economically fortunate than themselves. Show More Summary

Assorted links

1. Who are the most important persons in an image? (pdf) 2. The age of creative ambiguity.  And how students really consume online education. 3. Ross Douthat on Rubio-Lee. 4.  More on whether China is going to collapse.  And is the driverless snowmobile already a reality?  Enforcing an OLG model for the Dalai Lama. 5. […]

Modernizing Congress’s Scorekeepers

At his blog, Ross Douthat ably lays out the enormous appeal of the Lee-Rubio tax proposal released last week, and well articulates some of the fiscal concerns and unknowns that other friends of the plan (including yours truly) have also pointed to in various venues. Show More Summary

You’re in the wrong neighborhood, pal

Okay, you all know that I admire like tolerate Dreher, most of the time, admittedly in large part because his pundit niche, unironic devout Catholics on the culture beat, otherwise ranges from Ross Douthat to Bill Donohue. And I mean in all sincerity that sometimes he has interesting things to say. Someone has to gently [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

The Reformicon Defense of ACA Trooferism

He wouldn’t dream of allowing anyone to lose their health insurance, Scout’s Honor! Negotiating the various perils of the “card says Moops!” and “Moops invaded Spain” arguments, Ross Douthat ends starts off in the ¯\_(?)_/¯ camp. On the way, he throws out a major howler: 1) Having gone back and forth over the evidence presented, […]

Friday assorted links

1. Ross Douthat on King v. Burwell. 2. The most American headline ever? 3. Japan may legalize noisy children. 4. David Brooks on the continuing importance of education. 5. Vincent van Gogh’s reds have been turning white.

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