Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski, Senior Writer
Robert Tracinski is a senior writer at The Federalist. He studied philosophy at the University of Chicago and for more than 20 years has written about politics, markets, and foreign policy. He has been published in dozens of newspapers, from the Chicago Tribune to the San Francisco Chronicle, and been featured on many radio and television shows, from Rush Limbaugh to “The O’Reilly Factor.” He is an occasional guest host of The Federalist Radio Hour and editor of The Tracinski Letter.
Ted Cruz Strikes A Blow For Small Government

Ted Cruz’s Donald Trump endorsement reminds us never, ever, ever to trust a politician.

Transgender Activists Need To Get Over Their Brophobia

Campus transgender activists are fake ‘progressives’ who just want to replace ‘homophobia’ with their own brand of prejudice: ‘brophobia.’

The Garbage Philosophy Behind The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Myth

The myth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch reveals the environmentalists’ willingness to lie for their cause.

What Donald Trump And His Apologists Don’t Get About The National Interest

Donald Trump’s praise for Vladimir Putin raises the prospect that he will try to promote American interests in the same disastrous way Putin has for Russia.

The Clinton Vs. Trump Disqualification Contest Continues To Descend

Precisely because putting Kaine at the top of the ticket is the smart thing to do, we can expect the Democrats won’t do it. Same with the Trump campaign continuing to flirt with racists.

This Isn’t The Flight 93 Election, It’s The MH370 Election

Is this election like September 11’s Flight 93? No, it’s like MH370: a mystery flight veering off course into the unknown.

Lena Dunham’s Apology Belongs In The Liberal Condescension Hall Of Fame

Lena Dunham gives us a prime example of ‘liberal condescension’—and a surprising admission about the psychology of the ‘social justice’ left.

Facebook Can No Longer Avoid Being A News Organization

Facebook still doesn’t want to take seriously the fact that it is a news media company and needs to work to be a fair, balanced, and impartial one.

Anthony Weiner, Part 3: The Clintonization of Politics Begins

The latest Anthony Weiner scandal is a preview of the Clintons’ personalization of politics.

It’s Official: Gary Johnson Is A Left-Wing Candidate

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson just came out in favor of a big new carbon tax. What the heck is going on here?

If Libertarians Want To Be Relevant, Maybe They Should Focus On Promoting Liberty

The Gary Johnson campaign is a test of whether Libertarians love the votes of the mainstream right in 2016 more than they hate the conservatives.

Donald Trump Is Jon Stewart’s True Successor

This implies Trump is the first Internet troll candidate, campaigning for the lulz of getting everyone sputtering with outrage at the latest outburst that he maybe does and maybe doesn’t actually mean.

Libertarians Are Blowing The Opportunity Of The Century

This is the one year I’m considering voting for the Libertarians. Too bad Gary Johnson and Bill Weld are blowing it.

Paul Ryan Victory Shows This Won’t Be Trump’s GOP

Paul Ryan’s easy victory over his primary challenger shows that Trump hasn’t transformed the Republican Party.

Pack It In, Everybody, We Used Up the Earth

August 8 has been declared Earth Overshoot Day, the point at which humanity has used up all of the available natural resources for the year.

We Need the Ideal Of The Olympics More Than Ever In 2016

The Olympics are a lonely and desperately needed outpost for a sense of striving, heroism, and human nobility.

In Venezuela’s Socialist Paradise, Workers Report To Labor Camps

Venezuela is marching into the socialist future by marching into the feudal past.

James Cameron’s Climate Change Lies At The DNC

The DNC featured a video from James Cameron touting the devastation already happening because of ‘climate change.’ It’s propaganda through and through.

With DNC Hack, Russia Wins By Showing Up

The DNC hack shows Vladimir Putin is interfering in American politics precisely because neither party is focused on him.

‘Law And Order’ Won’t Save The Republican Party

The left has constructed a false narrative about racist cops, but the Republican Party is building a false narrative about crime.