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.
Online Mobs Drive Ornithologist Into Research Secrecy After Learning He Killed A Bird

Something must have gone wrong with the culture’s conspicuous love of science, because it is manifesting itself in odd spasms of hostility to science.

How Albert Einstein Posthumously Spawned The Theory Of Wokeness Relativity

To understand a hit piece on Albert Einstein for being ‘racist,’ we have to understand the Theory of Wokeness Relativity.

5 Ways EU Regulations Will Make An Internet With One Neck, Ready For One Leash

The EU’s proposed Article 13 is supposed to enforce copyrights on the Internet, but it will really establish big tech companies as information gatekeepers.

Trump’s North Korea Meeting Is Just Bad Theater

President Trump wants a ‘historic’ deal to make him look like a great leader—exactly the mistake previous presidents made in negotiating with North Korea.

For The Left, The Enlightenment Is Just Another Excuse To Cry ‘Racism’

Jamelle Bouie gives us a critique of the Enlightenment from the Left, and it’s exactly what you were expecting: another excuse to call everyone racist.

Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Majority Wants To Kill Freedom Softly

The Supreme Court’s religious freedom ruling is so narrow it allows bureaucrats to violate your conscience as long as they’re more polite when they do it.

The ‘Roseanne’ Debacle Is a Warning About the Price of Trumpism

The ‘Roseanne’ debacle is a self-inflicted wound — and a warning that what happened with Trump-supporter Barr could happen with Trump himself.

The Plug Must Be Pulled On Google’s Plan For Thought Control

The left tries to claim Star Trek for itself, but the original series offers a surprisingly prescient cautionary tale about Google’s conformist PC agenda.

How Star Trek Became A Tribal Battleground Of PC Art

Why is it ‘weird’ for Ted Cruz to be a Star Trek fan? Because the left is using PC didacticism to mark off parts of the culture as their tribal territory.

Tastemakers Have Opened The Floodgates Of Preachy PC Art

An Alanis Morissette jukebox musical shows how mainstream culture is openly embracing the idea of a didactic or propagandistic role for art.

Let’s Cool The Philosophical Hot Takes On The Laurel Versus Yanny Audio Illusion

We can’t be content to view ‘Laurel Versus Yanny’ as a fun intellectual puzzle. No, somebody has to claim it proves everything is subjective.

Dear Conservatives: The Enlightenment Is Not The Enemy

Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.

Tom Wolfe Was America’s Carnival Barker

Tom Wolfe, the journalist and novelist who died yesterday at 88, was our enthusiastic guide to the raucous and colorful spectacle that is America.

‘This Is America’ Is The Epitome Of Preachy PC Art

Donald Glover’s ‘This Is America’ is typical of the art championed by our cultural elites: little artistic content, but loud, didactic political messaging.

The Cold War With Iran Is Back

President Trump’s cancellation of the Iran deal gets America back in to fight our side of it.

When The Going Gets Rough, ‘Ideas And Persuasion’ Are All We’ve Got To Take Down The Left

An internecine debate about conservative support for Trump raises important questions about the role of the pundit and the purpose of debating ideas.

Yes, Communism Is Definitely Idealist, And That’s Why It Leads To Mass Murder

Why do intellectuals still cling to Marxism? The answer is that Communism is ‘idealist’ in the strict philosophical sense. And that’s not a good thing.

Tesla Is An Environmentalist Tulip Mania

Elon Musk’s electric car company has always been a triumph of green hype over reality. Now Tesla is finally running out of other people’s money.

Marco Rubio Blows With The Prevailing Trumpian Wind

Marco Rubio really, really wants to be president. He wants it badly enough to blow with the prevailing wind, and the prevailing wind comes from Trump.

Royal Baby Mania Isn’t About Politics, It’s About Celebrity

The attraction of the royal family isn’t about politics. It’s about wishing that our celebrities behaved like the current generation of British royals.