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.
Obamacare’s Defenders Have No Idea What Insurance Is

Obamacare defenders think insurance is just ‘sharing,’ as if all they need to know they learned in kindergarten and the field of economics didn’t exist.

Why Republicans Are Losing Steam On Obamacare Repeal

The proposed Obamacare repeal is a bill with no governing philosophy, for a party and a president who have no governing philosophy.

But He Folds! 5 Big Fights Where Trump Is Backing Down

The whole point of Donald Trump was supposed to be: BUT HE FIGHTS. But we shouldn’t be surprised to see the Trump administration’s bluster melting away.

Donald Trump’s ‘Economic Nationalism’ Supports Government Control Of The Economy

Steve Bannon explains President Trump’s ‘economic nationalism’ by taking a famous Reagan aphorism about government and turning it completely on its head.

‘La La Land’ Is Hollow, So No Wonder Hollywood Loves It

For all its pretense about art and authenticity, ‘La La Land’ is painfully artificial and ends up having very little soul at its core.

Yoda’s Aphorism On Fear Explains The Right’s Milo Fetish

Milo Yiannopoulos is a warning to the right about the destructive path to the Dark Side.

Why The ‘Resistance’ Won’t Be The New Tea Party

The Left’s attempt to create a ‘Resistance’ modeled on the Tea Party will have the opposite effect, making their basic electoral problems worse.

Lady Gaga Isn’t a Rebel, Portland Isn’t Weird, And Other Fictions Of ‘The Resistance’ Left

Lady Gaga’s pretentious Tiffany Super Bowl ad reveals the dilemma of the left: the ‘counterculture’ has become the establishment.

New York Times: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers

When I challenged him about the ‘hottest year on record,’ a New York Times reporter explained that his readers are too dumb to understand numbers.

Donald Trump Is Not My President, And That’s Just Fine

People who say Trump is ‘not my president’ seem to expect a personal relationship with the man in the nation’s highest office. Which is weird, right?

How Fake News Happens: The Case of the Trump Inauguration Poem

The saga of Donald Trump’s supposed inauguration poem is a good opportunity to take a look at how fake news happens, and how we’re responsible for it.

Why NYT Hid The Numbers For The ‘Hottest Year On Record’

When you read a science report claiming that 2016 was the hottest year on record, you might expect that you will get numbers. And you would be wrong.

Trump Inauguration Protesters Work Hard For His Re-Election

Protesters against Donald Trump’s inauguration are putting forth their best effort to ensure that there will be a second Trump inauguration to protest.

BuzzFeed’s Fake News About Donald Trump Exposes Media Double Standards

The furor over ‘fake news’ on Facebook supposedly tipping the election for Donald Trump was only ever going to end one way. I just didn’t expect it to get there so quickly.

In ‘Rogue One,’ The Hollywood Empire Strikes Back

‘Rogue One’ is a throwback to the highbrow Hollywood culture that the original ‘Star Wars’ film rebelled against back in 1977.

In 2016, Did Donald Trump Banish Principles from Politics?

Donald Trump is openly, brazenly unprincipled, without bothering over any pretense. How will that change the Republican Party?

The Democratic Party’s 2016 Death March Presages GOP Suicide

This year was a disaster for the Democratic Party, and it was caused by decisions they made long ago about their basic priorities.

2016: The Year The ‘Alt-Right’ Breached The Moral Quarantine On Racism

This was the year the alt-right crawled out from under its rock and cracked open a breach in our culture’s moral quarantine against racism.

2016 Is The Year The Left’s Liberalism Died

One of the top stories of 2016 is the ongoing death throes of ‘liberalism,’ as the American left slips back toward its totalitarian roots.

‘Fake News’ Is The Legacy Media Shaking Down Facebook

The ‘fake news’ hysteria is an attempt to intimidate Facebook into setting up the ‘legacy media’ as gatekeepers and toll collectors for the digital media.