When it comes to equality, the rising generation of liberal leaders may talk the talk, but they’re unlikely to walk the walk. At least that’s what a new study recently published in Science suggests. Elite opinion among a younger, left-leaning cohort favors economic efficiency over equality, and . . . . Continue Reading »
Douthat's critics smack of PhDeism, the worship of credentials. Why should a well-read Catholic writer need a degree in theology to write about Catholicism?
Carly Fiorina's fierce and passionate attack on Planned Parenthood's fetal organ harvesting operation has gotten praise from conservatives and bitter attacks from liberals. In the process, it has demonstrated all too well conservatism's weak position in popular culture. Given present circumstances, . . . . Continue Reading »
Ross Douthat shrewdly notes the differences between Ted Cruz and guys like Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Mike Lee. Rubio is trying to move the Republican position on immigration in the direction of amnesty-first + expanded low-skill immigration. Rand Paul has developed an articulate, . . . . Continue Reading »
Because I really, really like this latest Ross Douthat column skewering Ivy League monopolism/elitism . His excuse for commenting comes from the silly dust-up over the Susan Patton letter advising young Princeton women to take their dating possibilities for finding a good husband during their four . . . . Continue Reading »
Ross Douthat has concluded that Romney is most likely to pick the safest and most boring available candidate for his running mate, and that guy is Rob Portman. Maybe. I’ve read some articles about Portman and I’ve seen him give some speeches on television. I . . . . Continue Reading »