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.
Donald Trump Is Ideologically Gutting The Republican Party

The worst part of Donald Trump’s economic interventions is that he’s getting other Republicans to throw out the party’s free-market ideology.

Fidel Castro: The Left’s Beloved Symbol of Negation

Why would people who profess to be ‘liberals’ so avidly support and make excuses for a brutal dictator like Cuba’s Fidel Castro?

Donald Trump’s Carrier Deal Is Just Cronyism as Usual

The Carrier deal shows that Donald Trump isn’t going to ‘drain the swamp.’ He’s just going to favor a different set of swamp creatures.

Hey ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Why Didn’t You Tell Us About The Bubble?

Democrats looking to figure out what went wrong and how to recover would actually be well-advised, for once, to take a cue from “Saturday Night Live.”

Mike Pence Is Right About ‘Hamilton’ Cast Lecturing Him: That’s What Freedom Sounds Like

The actors in ‘Hamilton’ got the spirit of civil discourse right—and so did Mike Pence. Too bad President-Elect Donald Trump doesn’t.

NeverTrump Is Over. So What Does It Do Next?

What to do now that Donald Trump is going to be president? Skip the five stages of grief and go straight to the five stages of NeverTrump.

5 Ways Donald Trump’s Victory Is Barack Obama’s Legacy

What most people haven’t realized yet is the extent to which Donald Trump’s election victory is the unintended legacy of President Obama.

How To Vote When There’s Nobody To Vote For

How do you vote in an election when there is no lesser of two evils? Here are four things to keep in mind as you think about going to the polls on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton’s New Troubles Hold A Mirror Up To Parties Covering Candidate Corruption

Watching what Hillary Clinton has done to the Democratic Party is a warning against letting Donald Trump do the same to the Republicans.

Tom Hanks Admits He Firmly Believes A Debunked Conspiracy Theory

How much longer do we have to endure actors like Tom Hanks promoting the repeatedly debunked Malthusian overpopulation scare?

The Nobel Prizes Are Just Scandinavian Cultural Imperialism

Bob Dylan’s win shows that the purpose of the Nobel Prize these days is to convey instructions to the people of the world from their Norwegian betters.

Mark Zuckerberg Stands Up Against ‘Soviet Valley’ Conformity

Mark Zuckerberg defends Trump supporter Peter Thiel and stands up against Silicon Valley’s new code of all-pervasive political conformity.

Skip ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and Watch ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Instead

The only way to approach remakes like ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is to regard them as an opportunity to appreciate the original.

Trump Vs. Clinton: Choose Your Sexual Predator

The choice between Donald Trump and HIllary Clinton now boils down to asking Americans which sexual predator they prefer.

Duke University Has Institutionalized Systemic Brophobia

At Duke University, brophobia is so rampant, casual, and unchecked that it is becoming—what’s the word?—oh, yes, ‘systemic.’

How To Watch The Vice-Presidential Debate? Don’t

The vice-presidential debate will be even more inconsequential than usual this year.

XKCD Succumbs To Climate Change Denial

The science-themed comic strip XKCD succumbs to climate change denial with a cartoon purporting to show the unvarying history of global temperature.

Palmer Luckey Again Illustrates Silicon Valley’s New Culture of Conformity

In the Palmer Luckey case, some people want Silicon Valley to emulate the enormously successful creative culture of the Soviet Union.

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.’