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Ross Douthat
New York Times columnist, The Argument co-host, National Review film critic, author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.
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Pete Buttigieg: I’m the only politician who appreciates the prose in “Finnegan’s Wake.” Rudy Giuliani:
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Ross Douthat May 23
It's a difference of kind in an adult's emotional reaction, not the actual status of the child. And we don't normally base people's legal status on how other people react emotionally to them.
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Ross Douthat May 23
There is no other context in which contemporary liberals make these kind of semi- Rothbardian, semi-Burkean arguments.
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Ross Douthat May 23
Replying to @piagnone
Seems a touch unfair since both the law of gradualism and the tradition of asceticism suggest that not doing particular things might be a decent start.
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Ross Douthat May 23
People don't (necessarily) mourn fetuses the same way they mourn a child because a fetus is much more unknown/invisible. You can't assign legal status based on that kind of psychology.
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Ross Douthat May 23
The pro-choice argument about the incommensurable distinctiveness of pregnancy works pretty well as a case against jailing women; it just fails as a case for allowing feticide.
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Ross Douthat May 23
Swap “property” for “dignity” there and you’ve got an airtight First Amendment case against evangelical and Quaker abolitionists.
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Emma Green May 23
Today, The Atlantic published a piece I have been working on for a long time, about one of the most powerful stories of our time: The decimation of Christianity in the Middle East. This is tragic, on its face. But it's also devastating for democracy. 1/x
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Ross Douthat May 23
We had Pete Buttigieg on the Argument for a conversation with , and then, well, we argued about him:
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Ross Douthat May 23
IMDB episode ratings for a certain show, via :
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Dylan Matthews May 22
Kind of surprised at how sad I am to see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ending. My dad () won $500,000 back in December 2000. It paid for my college and let him and my mom start a small business. Here's an embarrassing video of me from the show
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Ross Douthat May 22
The making of a mayor:
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Ross Douthat May 22
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
That's quote within an piece; original one-liner:
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Ross Douthat May 22
“Using CGI to turn expressive animated films into photoreal reboots feels like using a magic wand to make a toaster.”
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Ross Douthat May 22
Replying to @LeahLibresco @bdmcclay
There is a case that it shouldn't have been written, which may be a recurring problem in my family.
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Ross Douthat May 22
Replying to @bdmcclay
If you're going to write the definitive Mantel essay you should read it, if only to reject/disagree.
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Ross Douthat May 22
Replying to @bdmcclay
I think it's better described as a piece of interesting analysis linking Mantel's family memoir to the story she tells about Cromwell. But it does, yes, talk about possession as well. In a way that honestly I think Mantel's own account of her meeting with the devil justifies.
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Ross Douthat May 22
Replying to @bdmcclay
(I kind of prefer A Place of Greater Safety to Wolf Hall.)
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Ross Douthat May 22
Replying to @bdmcclay
If that's what you think I don't think there's a good reason not to read it. My mother also thinks Mantel is a genius.
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Ross Douthat May 22
Replying to @bdmcclay
They're very good which is what you would expect given their, ah, inspiration ...
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