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.
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.

Sheriff Clarke Is Right: There’s A War On Cops

Sheriff Clarke is right: we’re seeing ‘guerrilla urban warfare against the police’ fueled by a false narrative about police shootings.

Obama: ObamaCare Didn’t Work, So Let’s Completely Socialize Medicine

President Obama implicitly acknowledges ObamaCare has failed—and lays the cards on the table for what we knew was going to be his next step.

Ticking The Gay Sulu Box Is Unworthy Of Star Trek

Star Trek has never shied away from a liberal message, but its classic approach wasn’t as bland, concrete, and obvious as ticking off PC boxes.

Donald Trump Doubles Down On Anti-Semitic Meme

Is Donald Trump a real anti-Semite, or does he just accidentally look like one?

We Accomplished More When Everybody Was Naked (In Art)

A review of history indicates that both men and women accomplished a lot more when everybody was naked—at least in art.

Left’s Response To Al-Qaeda Turns Internet Parody Into Real Life

In al-Qaeda’s response to media coverage of the Orlando attack, life imitates satire.

UK After Brexit: What Is The Charter Of The Land?

Brexit was a vote for British exceptionalism—the idea that freedom is the unique mission of the English-speaking peoples.

How Democrats Won The House Gun-Control Sit-In

The Democrats’ gun-control sit-in was a failure at moving legislation. But it was a success at making us forget about terrorism.

The Symbolic Self-Liquidation Of The Democratic Sit-In

The Democrats’ gun-control sit-in is symbolic, but the symbols have the opposite of their original meanings.

The Real Worst Tweet Of The Year (So Far)

The reaction on Twitter to a toddler’s death reveals the death of the last vestiges of old-fashioned ‘liberalism.’

Brexit: Welcome, Britain, To Our Revolution

The issue in the Brexit is the same as the one behind the American Revolution: the consent of the governed.

The Backwards Logic Of This Election Year

If this is the election year in which logic seems irrelevant, how come the rules of logic explain so much of what’s going on?

Orlando Uncovers The Left’s Indifference To Minority Rights

The reaction to the Orlando terrorist attack shows how badly the Left is failing the minorities it claims to protect.

Is Newt Gingrich Running For Shadow President?

Is Newt Gingrich distancing himself from Trump, or promising to be the responsible party who will really run a Trump administration?

With Hillary Clinton, Democrats Nominate The Worst Caricature Of Themselves

As the Democratic Party nominee, Hillary Clinton takes the cardboard cut-out cartoon caricature of the Left and conforms to it.

How To Fix The Olympics In One Step

Hosting the Olympics is always a mess, but that could be minimized by one simple reform that returns to the ancient roots of the games.

Switzerland’s ‘Basic Income’ Idea Was Democratized Aristocracy

Switzerland’s referendum for a ‘basic income’ reveals the endgame of the welfare state: the neo-aristocratic privilege of living without working.

Brad Thor Is Right: ‘Death To Tyrants’ Is As American As Apple Pie

If Brad Thor made an “assassination threat” against Donald Trump, then America’s Founding Fathers–and Virginia’s own state flag–are equally guilty.