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.
No One Expects The Google Inquisition, But It’s Coming

The Google memo controversy could tear up the implicit social contract we’ve all accepted with the big technology companies to whom we entrust our data.

Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare A Country For Totalitarianism?

To be ready for dictatorship, people have to embrace its habits and practices voluntarily, or at least show little resistance. Google is doing its part.

Lena Dunham Epitomizes Our Self-Enforcing Police State

Lena Dunham turning informant on politically incorrect airline employees shows how the Left is training us to internalize the ethos of the police state.

Why Is The New York Times Trying To Rehabilitate Communism?

The New York Times has been hosting a series of fond, nostalgic recollections about the good old days of twentieth-century Communism. Have they learned nothing?

In The Era Of Trump, We’re Lost In The Monkey House

The monkey house should be the signature analogy of the Trump era, in which we’ve become so used to the insanity that we no longer notice it.

7 Real Management Secrets From ‘Atlas Shrugged’

So what can we really learn from Ayn Rand about running a business? It’s not what sneering business experts claim in the New York Times.

The Hypocritical Dishonesty Of The Net Neutrality Campaign

Underneath Mozilla’s blatantly hypocritical posturing about ‘censorship’ and freedom of speech, net neutrality is really just about a money grab.

Alaska’s ‘Universal Basic Income’ Is A Case Study In How To Bamboozle Mark Zuckerberg

In repeating a story about Alaska as a model of the basic income, Mark Zuckerberg offers us a pretty good guide on how to bamboozle a billionaire.

Facebook’ Gated Boomtown Aims To Protect Wealthy Employees From Left’s Housing Policies

Facebook is building an exclusive company town for its employees, but it’s just responding to the incentives and obstacles local governments have created.

Trump Critics: This Is An OODA Loop. Please Get One

President Trump’s critics are ineffective because they are acting impulsively and reactively, driven by habitual reflexes. They have no OODA Loop.

For The Love, Stop Obsessing Over Donald Trump’s Boring Show Schtick

Donald Trump is constantly barging around and sucking up all of the media oxygen, but it’s for the same stupid thing over and over again.

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?