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.
In Syria, The First Step Is Recognizing The United States Has A Problem

We shouldn’t need humanitarian prompting to care about Syria. We should care because we’re terrified of the implications for our own interests and security.

Democrats’ Sad Search For An ‘Appalachian’ Savior

Democrats are desperately clinging to the narrative of a rural Appalachian savior who will help bring their party back from the edge.

The Freedom Caucus Is The Silver Lining In The Obamacare Debacle

The only way the Obamacare replacement bill could have turned out worse is if Republicans had actually passed it. Thank the House Freedom Caucus.

Cosmopolitan Hates For Women To Orgasm If Men Enjoy It Too

Why does Cosmo think its bad for men to love women’s orgasms? Because feminism has poisoned the most intimate form of human cooperation with adversarial politics.

Meals On Wheels Desperately Needs To Get Cut, And We Shouldn’t Stop There

The really radical and dangerous position is the idea that programs like Meals on Wheels are required to be part of the federal budget.

Trump’s Arts Funding Cuts Will Take Us Back To The 1950s. Good

The people screaming about PBS, the NEA, and the NEH are the same people who helped tear down the arts in favor of the ‘counterculture.’

How To Be A ‘Woke’ White Person: Join The Alt-Right

Why is it that the rules for being a good anti-racist white person are so eerily similar to the behavior of the racist ‘alt-right’?

Scott Pruitt Is Absolutely Right About Carbon Dioxide

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is absolutely correct about carbon dioxide, and it’s the media who don’t understand the scientific issues.

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.