Ross Douthat

Obama missed chance to demonstrate mere mortality

This was Barack Obama’s chance. Here was an opportunity to cut himself free, in a stroke, from the baggage that’s weighed his presidency down – the implausible expectations, the utopian dreams, the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Ideological make-up gives high court unequal power over policy

Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings won't happen for more than a month, but it's easy to predict how they will go.In a series of preening, long-winded questions, the members of the Senate...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Multiple factors can explain, solve gender happiness gap

American women are wealthier, healthier and better-educated than they were 30 years ago. They're more likely to work outside the home, and more likely to earn salaries comparable to men's when they...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Brown's books: 'Religiousness' without religion

The movie treatment of his novel, Angels and Demons, is cleaning up at the box office this week.The sequel to The Da Vinci Code, due out in November, might buoy the publishing industry through the...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Obama takes different tacks on two key issues of culture wars

Among their many aspirations for his presidency, Barack Obama's admirers nurse a persistent hope he might be able to end the culture wars. And by end, they generally mean win. The real hope is a...

DATE: May 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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