Pope Francis, in Ross Douthat's words, is “licensing innovation rather than merely tolerating it" and tolerating it is apparently bad enough
The liberal project's foe is a conservative ideology that de-legitimizes other modes of thought, compromise and a thought for the common weal
That Republicans focus on the idea of an "Islamic problem" shows us how catastrophically insufficient is their understand of the world
Acting as though he would know right from wrong, Christie said America is "the strongest moral power for what is good and what is right in the world."
Douthat also carefully avoids mention of Egypt, another Obama foreign policy success story, where the Obama administration's moderating influence ensured that the Mubarak regime would be sent packing, and without the violence of a civil war.
Conservatives insist that economic prosperity is impossible without their God but America wil prosper just as well with 20 gods or no gods
Longtime foe of multiculturalism, William J. Bennett, says Republicans lost culture war and accuses Democrats of playing identity politics
Republicans, in appraising the causes for the Republican defeat in 2012, shy away from the real reasons for that defeat: the culture war
Ross Douthat removes the details from the picture so he can clarify it, getting rid of all those pesky, distracting facts
Ross Douthat, in an op-ed for the New York Times, paints President Obama as a culture warrior who ignores the economy to his own detriment
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat claims that America's problems stem from bad religion - heresy - without looking at the problems caused by orthodoxy