Ross Douthat, New York Times: History in its day to day is not a morality play. But sometimes there is a clear chastisement, a moment when the judgments of providence seem stark. And so it may be for the men who led the Republican Party into its Trumpian inferno. Show More Summary
1. How about a “guaranteed jobs” program? 2. Has California become the intellectual capital of conservatism? And Ross Douthat on the post-liberals. 3. Twenty questions with Hilary Mantel. 4. Is there now a path out of Brexit? 5. The...Show More Summary
I generally agree with Ross Douthat’s observations in this interview, but I disagree when he says that Trump is more likely to get judicial appointments right because it isn’t an issue that he cares about. I think that is probably right...Show More Summary
ROSS DOUTHAT: Will We See A Trumpism Of The Left? Some kind of celebrity (ahem, Oprah, ahem) might be able to win the Democratic nomination under present circumstances. But they would need to be respectable rather than disreputable, and run a campaign that accepted guardrails and gatekeepers rather than gleefully destroying them. The wrecking-ball left-wing […]
New York Times house conservative Ross Douthat wrote that all intellectual arguments for Donald Trump fail. Not so fast.
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: 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 […]
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.
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...
Dissecting Ross Douthat's latest column.
True golden ages do not exist. - Ross Douthat
• 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
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
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
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
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 Democrats offer little to Republicans who cant abide Donald Trump, political columnist Ross Douthat has argued, but his argument doesnt hold much persuasiveness.
(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 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
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 […]