Douthat: The white-voter strategy that actually worked

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, when just about everyone assumed Mitt Romney lost because he didn’t win enough Hispanic votes, election analyst Sean Trende produced a dissenting take. A...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Douthat: The sick, sad truth about Cardinal McCarrick

One of the best things the bishops of the American Catholic Church did during the great wave of sex abuse revelations 16 years ago – and yes, there’s a low bar for “best” – was to establish a...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Douthat: Choose the lesser cruelty on immigration

Let’s start with the easy part. The policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border, delivering them into a bureaucratic labyrinth while their fathers and mothers await...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Douthat: Why not Mike Pence?

A few days ago, which is to say an eternity in our Trump-dilated time, there was a story on NPR about anxious evangelicals’ seeking a meeting with the president. The subject of their agita, not...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

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