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Ross Gregory Douthat is an author, blogger and New York Times columnist.


Douthat, Ross Gregory was born on November 28, 1979 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Charles Douthat and Patricia Snow.


Bachelor in History & Literature, Harvard University, 2002.


Douthat is the youngest regular op-ed writer in the New York Times. He joined the Times in April 2009, replacing Bill Kristol as a conservative voice on the Times editorial page. Before joining the New York Times, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic.

His published books are Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics , Grand New Party (2008) with Reihan Salam, and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class. He frequently appeared on the video debate site Bloggingheads.tv until 2012. David Brooks called Grand New Party the "best single roadmap of where the Republican Party should and is likely to head." Douthat is a film critic for National Review and has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, GQ, Slate, and other publications.



As an adolescent Douthat converted to Pentecostalism and then, with the rest of his family, to Catholicism.


Married Abigail Tucker, 2007.

Charles Douthat

Patricia Snow

Abigail Tucker