Ross Douthat

Columnist, NY Times
Ross Douthat Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: The Republican Reckoning

3 p.m. Thursday, May 6

The Trump Presidency upended the Republican party so completely that they didn’t even present a platform at their convention. It was officially just the party unto a man. And then he lost. So where does this leave the Republicans now? A quiet civil war is under way to resolve this issue. We’ll check in with Henry Olsen and Ross Douthat, two conservative columnists with inside-the-beltway access, who explain the many ways this could go. This conversation will be moderated by Northwest Newsmakers host, Monica Guzman.

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About Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is a columnist for the New York Times op-ed page. He is the author of To Change the Church, Bad Religion, and Privilege, and coauthor of Grand New Party. Before joining the New York Times, he was a senior editor for The Atlantic. He is the film critic for National Review, and he cohosts the New York Times’s weekly op-ed podcast, The Argument. He lives in New Haven with his wife and four children.


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About Crosscut Festival 2021


Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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