I Have to Ask

I Have to Ask: The Ross Douthat Edition

The New York Times columnist on life as a conservative at a liberal institution.

Ross Douthat.

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Ross Douthat is an op-ed columnist at the New York Times and the author of the new book To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss what the pope and the president have in common, whether liberals are declaring too much commentary “beyond the pale,” and whether the Times should hire a pro-Trump columnist.

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