Ross Douthat, The New York Times

Ross Douthat

The New York Times

New Haven, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Ross:

Opinion | The End of Roe Is Just the Beginning

An improbable anti-abortion triumph yields an uncertain political future. → Read More

Can These Movies Save the Movies?

Two new offerings give a glimpse of what films once were and might become again. → Read More

Opinion | Trump and Sanders Opened Doors. Inflation Is Closing Them.

What a climate of fiscal constraint means for the populist right and the socialist left. → Read More

Opinion | We Can’t Be Ukraine Hawks Forever

A hawkish policy has worked so far. A hawkish grand strategy is still unrealistic. → Read More

Opinion | Why Would John Eastman Want to Overturn an Election for Trump?

Why he was so eager to foment a constitutional crisis. → Read More

Can Liberalism Thrive Without a Wolf at the Door?

The Ukraine War could inspire a reassessment of what liberalism should seek to be. → Read More

Opinion | Why We Need Wartime Dissent

The reasons to doubt the wisdom of our foreign policy establishment have not suddenly evaporated. → Read More

Opinion | ‘My Fellow Americans’: Four Times Columnists Channel Joe Biden

We will start again — and we will start now. → Read More

A New Class War Comes to Canada

In the trucker protests, it’s meritocrats versus populists and the virtual against the physical. → Read More

Opinion | Will a Mask Debate Split Blue States?

The growing normalcy divide within liberal America. → Read More

How to Retreat From Ukraine

Searching for a non-disastrous way back from American overreach. → Read More

Opinion | What Is Joe Biden Thinking?

The strange strategy of a staggering presidency. → Read More

Opinion | Let’s Not Invent a Civil War

It’s possible to worry about America’s divisions without falling into perpetual alarmism. → Read More

Opinion | Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy. → Read More

Opinion | Biden Can Do Better on Covid

The administration has been a victim of events. But it has also cooperated in its own victimization. → Read More

Opinion | Republicans Have a Golden Opportunity. They Will Probably Blow It.

The party’s good fortune in avoiding profound punishment for all its follies is the reason those follies will probably continue. → Read More

Opinion | The Diminishing Democratic Majority

Do Democrats need Trump to save them from an unexpected demographic eclipse? → Read More

Opinion | How Republicans Can Replay the Reagan Era

How 2021’s echoes of the 1970s are making politics easy for Republicans. → Read More

How much can the president do to curb inflation?

Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the high rate of inflation, its political risk and what (if anything) the president can do about it. → Read More

Opinion | Why We Need New Colleges

A controversial new academic start-up throws light on higher education’s long stagnation. → Read More