Ross Douthat

Regime Change or Stalemate?
The Swedish election is a reminder of just how far populism has come, but also how a disliked and weakened center holds.
The Impotent Executive
Trump has torn through some establishment restraints on his conduct, but his weakness is still the major story of his presidency.
What Did Pope Francis Know?
The Catholic Church needs leaders who can purge corruption even among their own theological allies. The pope is failing that test.
Oh, the Humanities!
New data on college majors confirms an old trend. Technocracy is crushing the life out of humanism.