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.
Yes, You Can Blame The DDT Ban For Zika

The WHO admits Zika spread because it ‘dropped the ball’ on mosquito control in the 1970s, just when environmentalists demanded that we abandon DDT.

The Marie Antoinette Socialism of Bernie Sanders’s Wife

Burlington College is a microcosm of Bernie Sanders’s socialism, including the way Jane Sanders cashed in while running it into the ground.

Global Warmists Admit They’re Really Book Burners

The Portland Public Schools board is going to need to buy carbon offsets to compensate for their global warming book-burning campaign.

Imagine No Possessions, Imagine Venezuela

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ gave us a fantasy vision of socialism. Venezuela is showing us the brutal reality.

Obama Is Against PC In Theory, Not In Practice

President Obama believes in open debate and tolerance of opposing viewpoints—but make your bathrooms trans-friendly or else.

How Facebook Became The Old Media, Only Worse

Facebook is re-building the gatekeeper role once claimed by the New York Times editorial board, but with less accountability.

The Case For An American Liberal Party

An American right-of-center Liberal Party would force a debate on what ‘liberty’ and ‘liberalism’ really mean.

‘Free Republic’ Now A Safe Space for Donald Trump Supporters

Donald Trump supporters have turned Free Republic, one of their favorite Internet forums, into a safe space free of triggers and macroaggressions.

Why We Love That Photo Of Chris Hemsworth Baking A Cake

A photo of beefcake actor Chris Hemsworth making a cake for his daughter has a lot to say about the role of men and of masculinity.

Elon Musk Is Revolting

Elon Musk rails against fossil fuel ‘subsidies’ while pocketing billions in government cash for his ‘visionary’ experiments.

Harvard’s War on Civil Society Trains Students for Totalitarianism

Harvard is purging the ‘civil society’ of private student clubs in order to remove resistance to campus orthodoxy.

We Need a Third Party Right Away

To survive the disaster of the Trump nomination, we need to create a constitutionalist third party.

Pascal’s Wager For The Global Warming Religion

Apologists for the global warming religion borrow from the lamest argument for the existence of God.

Nobody Cares About Federal Debt, But It Cares About Us

This year’s election reveals a bipartisan commitment to ignoring the national debt—until it becomes a crisis.

Trade War Is Donald Trump’s Only Real Foreign Policy

Trade war is Donald Trump’s hammer, and everything in foreign policy looks like a nail.

What Beyonce Thinkpieces Tell Us About The Death Of The Highbrow

Beyonce thinkpieces load pop culture with more meaning than it can carry, and make us forget what can.

How We’ll Fix Social Security By Not Fixing It

Doing nothing about Social Security is the overwhelmingly popular position. And it may well constitute its own kind of reform.

Bill Nye Epitomizes The Left’s Authority Complex

Bill Nye shows how the left has ushered in the Era of Authority.

Andrew Jackson Didn’t Want To Be On Your Central Bank Notes, Anyway

Andrew Jackson really wouldn’t have wanted to be on our funny money central bank notes, anyway. And for good reason.

A Hippie Discovers Economics, And You’ll Never Guess What Happens Next!

What if we all grew crops and traded with each other? And what if we discovered the science of economics?