Entries Tagged as 'Ross Douthat'

The Journal’s Trump Problem

September 1st, 2016 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert We’ve already done three performances of “Electoral Dysfunctions”, eight short plays on political themes at the new Vortex on Carlisle, with two more weekends to go, but I’m feeling pretty good about my role. I wrote and perform –in a Trumpian wig – an introduction to the show that Sunday’s audience, bless […]

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Journalistic Inquiry vs Religious Certainty

February 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Vive la difference! I refer to two columns inspired by the ongoing uprising in Egypt – Ross Douthat’s in the New York Times on Sunday, Jan. 30 and Cal Thomas’s in the Albuquerque Journal, Tuesday, Feb. 1. Because they seemed to originate from different planets, I found myself digging into both to […]

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Arthur Alpert's Conservative Pundit Scorecard

January 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert First Winthrop Quigley doubted (UpFront, Dec. 22) that investors, Congress or Wall Street have learned anything from this Great Recession. Next, he “warned,” tongue-in-cheek, of an ugly tax debate ahead in Business Outlook, Dec. 28. Having read both pieces, I’m forced to conclude that Quigley’s an intellectual. By intellectual, I mean first […]

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