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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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Jack Goldsmith 16h
1/ The essential problem with the widespread notion that Trump is declaring an emergency when there is no emergency is this:
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Oren Cass 18h
I agree with some parts of the new "Family Fun Pack" and disagree with many others, but admire throughout its commitment to building policy prescriptions from coherent principles, and I'd encourage everyone to read and think about it.
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The proposal to offer maternity and paternity leave but also let one parent trade their leave to the other is also fairer to one-earner families than some alternatives:
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Ross Douthat 18h
I'm a skeptic of universal daycare but the new Bruenig version is cleverly designed to be equitable to stay-at-home parents *and* favorable to large families:
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Michael Brendan Dougherty Feb 14
I poured my whole heart out into this little book. "My Father Left Me Ireland" comes out April 29th. It's a romance between an American son and his absent Irish father. It's a small nationalist rebellion against the experience of exile. Pre-order now.
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Ross Douthat Feb 14
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Ross Douthat Feb 14
On the latest episode of The Argument we welcome for a discussion of the Green New Deal, and organizes a lively Brexit debate (featuring actual Brits):
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Ross Douthat Feb 13
Also most successful TV shows end up having too many seasons.
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Ross Douthat Feb 13
So many dollars, so much decadence.
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Ross Douthat Feb 13
The 22nd century Cold War between the Most Christian Chinese Empire and its African allies and the Official State Pantheism of the North American Union is going to be something:
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Ross Douthat Feb 12
My Tuesday column: The Myths of Voter ID:
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Fr. Matt Fish Feb 11
In 1858, in a small town in rural France called Lourdes, the Virgin Mary appeared to a simple peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous, saying, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” She asked her to tell others about her message of prayer and penance.
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Oren Cass Feb 11
1/ Let's discuss this remarkable article in about the importance of universal daycare. No, not the op-ed from Sunday. An article from 1974 about conditions in the Soviet Union, which sound, well... see if this remind you of anything.
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Ross Douthat Feb 11
Current status: Adding Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy to my short-list of fantasy sagas that should be adapted into limited-run TV shows instead of the planned Game of Thrones expansion pack and the Amazon LOTR prequel.
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Ross Douthat Feb 10
My Sunday column: One Cheer for the Green New Deal:
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Ross Douthat Feb 7
Time to dust this off:
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Ross Douthat Feb 7
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We also just passed 1K reviews on iTunes, for what that's worth.
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Ross Douthat Feb 7
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Maybe I'm forgetting an instance. But the point being, I'm grateful to Michelle for having the argument and our producers for editing us into some semblance of coherence - and you should consider subscribing to the show, because I do think we're trying to do something unique.
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Ross Douthat Feb 7
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I was thinking about it afterward, and in ten years at this job, doing lots of speaking and radio shows etc., I don't think I have *ever* been invited to have a straightforward argument about abortion.
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