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.
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.’

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.