Ukraine Formally Orders Troops Out Of Crimea And Surrenders Bases

By: Monday March 24, 2014 6:59 am

Though a plan had already been announced, the Ukrainian interim government has formally ordered Ukrainian troops to leave Crimea. In between the announcement of a plan to withdraw and the formal order Russian forces have been taking over and surrounding Crimean military installations.


Ross Douthat’s Inaccurate And Misleading Response To Pope’s Critique Of Capitalism

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 12:01 pm

Ross Douthat of the New York Times is one of the better conservative reads around. Part of the value of his sometimes quite insightful analysis was that he was willing to accept unpleasant facts concerning the failures of conservative thought. That didn’t make him some liberal punching bag – a reverse Alan Colmes – but [...]

Konczal, Douthat and Neoliberalism

By: Sunday October 27, 2013 10:35 am

Mike Konczal discussed the Obamacare computer system problems raising the question of its implications for liberal versus neoliberal approaches to problem solving. Ross Douthat also deals with this issue. Douthat thinks conservatism is not the same as neoliberalism, but he seems to agree with Konczal’s definition of the latter. I think both are discussing only one small part of the neoliberal project.

Late Night: Booby Prizes

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 8:00 pm

I’ve often wondered what on earth it is that drives people to become Republicans.  Is it personal wealth and privilege?  Sometimes, undoubtedly.  Deep-seated bigotry?  That tends to play a role as well.  Stupidity?  Yes, but that only applies to voters, not the politicians themselves.

The likeliest answer, however, isn’t grounded in such subjective, and ultimately unknowable, value systems. 

Today We Are All Chunky Reese Witherspoon

By: Monday November 19, 2012 7:30 am

Shorter Ross Douthat:

Poor Mexican atheist sluts are ruining America and someday the smug liberals who have enabled them will reap this baby-momma godless sex whirlwind

Sunday In The Vagina With Ross

By: Monday August 27, 2012 7:55 am

The New York Times columist, Ross Douthat gets all philosophical about abortion rights and finally concludes that Barack Obama and others who accept the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade are just as much extremist on abortion rights as Akin is.

The Lovesong Of J. Alfred Douthat

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 12:00 pm

New York Times *cough* columnist, Ross Douthat has a column on the wonderfulness of Paul Ryan. TBogg provides his usual respectful translation of the always enlightening Mr. Douthat.

All the Right People Hate Obama’s Deficit Plan

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 10:30 am

If I had a nit to pick with Obama’s deficit reduction plan, it’s that he’s framing increasing taxes on the wealthy in the service of reducing the deficit — traditionally a Republican goal — rather around the idea that progressive taxation builds a healthier democracy. But he’s on the right track.

How do I know? Because David Brooks hates it.

NYT’s Ross Douthat Illustrates Paul Krugman’s Point on False Equivalencies

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 6:40 pm

Paul Krugman’s blog today laments another example of false equivalence, when he catches Clive Crook claiming that if the shoe were on the other foot, Democrats would behave like the Tea-GOP. They’d take the US credit to the brink, holding the economy hostage to impose the Democrats’ policy objectives, so they’re just as bad as the Tea-GOP crazies who have created the debt limit crisis.

Late Night: Other People Aren’t Real to Ross Douthat

By: Monday May 23, 2011 8:00 pm

Here’s Ross spinning fantasies about how attempted rape is such great dramatic fodder.

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