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.
Why We Want To Kill Each Other Over Politics

What drives people to invest ordinary politics with such vitriol that they fantasize about murdering people on the other side?

Jon Ossoff Proves You Can’t Buy An Election

Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s sixth district is what happens when Democrats believe their own hype about the power of money in politics.

After Witnessing Shooting, Rep. Mo Brooks Explains Why We Need Gun Rights

In his response to the Alexandria shooting, Rep. Mo Brooks shows what it means to keep a firm grasp on your principles under fire–literally.

Charlottesville Shows The Left Isn’t Prepared To Fight Racism

The contemporary mania for fake hashtag activism gives the Left the illusion that they are social justice warriors constantly fighting the good fight against white supremacy—without ever actually doing so.

The Media Is Now Leaking Classified Info Just Because They Feel Like It

Another media report casually reveals classified national security information, yet offers no compelling rationale for why it was necessary.


I’m fed up with the anti-anti-anti-Trumpers, so now I’m anti-anti-anti-anti-Trump. Welcome to the tangled web of stupid partisan bickering in 2017.

Paris Climate Withdrawal Re-Triggers Global Warming Doomsday Cult

So what are the consequences of Donald Trump pulling America out of the Paris Agreement on global warming? Bad news: the planet is going to die.

NYT Peddles More Global Warming Science Without Numbers

If Glacier National Park is melting because of global warming, you would expect to hear how much temperatures have increased there. Don’t hold your breath.

Don’t Just Blame Sean Hannity For The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

It’s easy to blame Sean Hannity for the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. But isn’t this kind of conspiratorial thinking a fixture of our popular culture?

Why Are Global Warming Alarmists Afraid Of Nuclear Power?

Environmentalists scream about fossil fuels and carbon dioxide, yet they’re afraid to even mention the two best alternatives.

The Constitution Is Foolproof, But It Isn’t Damned Fool Proof

President Trump clearly lacks elementary prudence or self-discipline. But the voters chose him, and the Constitution doesn’t give us any way around them.

What I Learned When The Nazis Came To Charlottesville

A bargan-basement Nuremberg in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a warning about the attempt to create a permanent new racial conflict in American politics.

Why Mixing Harry Potter And Politics Ruins Them Both

Unite with me in opposing one of the greatest threats to the future of our republic: the massive overuse of Harry Potter references in political discussion.

Even Prominent Conservatives Have Socialism Hiding Inside Their Heads

It turns out the problem isn’t the socialism in our economics. It’s the unexamined collectivist assumptions inside our heads.

No, GOP’s Obamacare Update Doesn’t Make Rape A Pre-Existing Condition

The left has been freaking out so long they can’t tell true from false. Take the headlines that the AHCA makes sexual assault a ‘pre-existing condition.’

Bill Nye Shows What Happens to Your Brain On Politics

What happens to you when politics comes to define every aspect of your life? Joss Whedon and Bill Nye offer cautionary tales.

The Top 5 Forms of Socialism Denial

I wrote that denying the disastrous consequences of socialism is Holocaust denial for the Left. In response, socialism’s defenders set out to prove my point.

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.