The one-income trap

Recently, under the somewhat unlikely inspiration of Elizabeth Warren, some conservatives have revived an old debate: Did millions of women entering the workforce actually make families worse off?...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Seeing ‘white supremacy’ everywhere is foolish

In Australia recently, the party of the left lost an election it was supposed to win, to a conservative government headed by an evangelical Christian who won working-class votes by opposing liberal...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

When possible, U.S. must fight one war at a time

Sometimes you need to write about something you’re pretty sure isn’t going to happen. That thing is war with Iran, which Donald Trump doesn’t want, and which he will probably avoid. But since the...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Are Christians persecuted?

The murderous radicals who set off bombs and killed hundreds on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka chose their targets with ideological purpose. Three Catholic churches were bombed, and with them three...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

The Trump Doctrine

Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump has no clear legislative strategy, no policy agenda, no plan for remedying his persistent unpopularity and a path to re-election sufficiently bleak that...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Racists to the right and anti-Semites to the left

The last five years in Western politics has seen a repeated failure of the barriers that political establishments have tried to throw up against both radical ideas and xenophobic sentiments. The...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Trump 2019

In this dark time of the year, usually a pretty slow period for politics, I like to write a column cataloging my errors of analysis and prognostication from the previous 365 days (or sometimes...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

America’s post-Christian future

Here are some generally agreed-upon facts about religious trends in the United States. Institutional Christianity has weakened drastically since the 1960s. Lots of people who once would have been...

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

The midterms deliver a huge American stalemate

For once, it all happened more or less as we foresaw – and by “we” I mean risk-averse political commentators who hugged the polling averages and projections tight while resisting both Beto-mania...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Elizabeth Warren plays Trump’s game – and loses

A lot of smart people believe that Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts, is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2020. So when she released a video featuring her Oklahoman...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Lucifer seems to have a lot to work with in Church

The pontificate of Pope Francis and the presidency of Donald Trump have been odd mirrors of one another for a while – populist leaders, institutional crises, norm violations, #metoo scandals, leaks...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Only the truth can save us now. Let’s try to find it.

The day before Thursday’s endless, grueling, moving, infuriating hearings, which mostly provided an exhibit in the case for the dissolution of our Senate, I argued that we would all probably have...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

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