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.
For The Left, Socialism Denial Is Holocaust Denial

We’re supposed to remember the horrors of the Holocaust so we’ll never let it happen again. But we haven’t done the same for the horrors of socialism.

The ‘March For Science’ Shows How Carl Sagan Ruined Science

The organizers of the ‘March for Science’ follow the legacy of substituting a political narrative for the distinctive language and methods of science.

The Tesla Bubble Reveals The Tech Media’s Bubble

Arguments in favor of Tesla’s subsidies would make a whole lot less sense if the tech media had the slightest familiarity with pro-free-market economics.

So Far, U.S. Leaders Are Pursuing A Multiple-Choice Strategy In Syria

America has launched air strikes against the Syrian regime, but do we have a strategy yet for Syria? Or do we have too many?

In Syria, The First Step Is Recognizing The United States Has A Problem

We shouldn’t need humanitarian prompting to care about Syria. We should care because we’re terrified of the implications for our own interests and security.

Democrats’ Sad Search For An ‘Appalachian’ Savior

Democrats are desperately clinging to the narrative of a rural Appalachian savior who will help bring their party back from the edge.

The Freedom Caucus Is The Silver Lining In The Obamacare Debacle

The only way the Obamacare replacement bill could have turned out worse is if Republicans had actually passed it. Thank the House Freedom Caucus.

Cosmopolitan Hates For Women To Orgasm If Men Enjoy It Too

Why does Cosmo think its bad for men to love women’s orgasms? Because feminism has poisoned the most intimate form of human cooperation with adversarial politics.

Meals On Wheels Desperately Needs To Get Cut, And We Shouldn’t Stop There

The really radical and dangerous position is the idea that programs like Meals on Wheels are required to be part of the federal budget.

Trump’s Arts Funding Cuts Will Take Us Back To The 1950s. Good

The people screaming about PBS, the NEA, and the NEH are the same people who helped tear down the arts in favor of the ‘counterculture.’

How To Be A ‘Woke’ White Person: Join The Alt-Right

Why is it that the rules for being a good anti-racist white person are so eerily similar to the behavior of the racist ‘alt-right’?

Scott Pruitt Is Absolutely Right About Carbon Dioxide

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is absolutely correct about carbon dioxide, and it’s the media who don’t understand the scientific issues.

Obamacare’s Defenders Have No Idea What Insurance Is

Obamacare defenders think insurance is just ‘sharing,’ as if all they need to know they learned in kindergarten and the field of economics didn’t exist.

Why Republicans Are Losing Steam On Obamacare Repeal

The proposed Obamacare repeal is a bill with no governing philosophy, for a party and a president who have no governing philosophy.

But He Folds! 5 Big Fights Where Trump Is Backing Down

The whole point of Donald Trump was supposed to be: BUT HE FIGHTS. But we shouldn’t be surprised to see the Trump administration’s bluster melting away.

Donald Trump’s ‘Economic Nationalism’ Supports Government Control Of The Economy

Steve Bannon explains President Trump’s ‘economic nationalism’ by taking a famous Reagan aphorism about government and turning it completely on its head.

‘La La Land’ Is Hollow, So No Wonder Hollywood Loves It

For all its pretense about art and authenticity, ‘La La Land’ is painfully artificial and ends up having very little soul at its core.

Yoda’s Aphorism On Fear Explains The Right’s Milo Fetish

Milo Yiannopoulos is a warning to the right about the destructive path to the Dark Side.

Why The ‘Resistance’ Won’t Be The New Tea Party

The Left’s attempt to create a ‘Resistance’ modeled on the Tea Party will have the opposite effect, making their basic electoral problems worse.

Lady Gaga Isn’t a Rebel, Portland Isn’t Weird, And Other Fictions Of ‘The Resistance’ Left

Lady Gaga’s pretentious Tiffany Super Bowl ad reveals the dilemma of the left: the ‘counterculture’ has become the establishment.