It was only a matter of time before we'd be able to utter these words: The R.J. Moeller Show welcomes a New York Times columnist to the show this week. That day has arrived, and we are excited to offer up - for your listening pleasure - our interview with Ross Douthat!
Mr. Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. His most recent book is Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Free Press, 2012). He is also the author of Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005) and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (2008). He is the film critic for National Review. A native of New Haven, Conn., he now lives in Washington, D.C with his wife and son.
We chatted with Ross about his affinity for G.K. Chesterton, what it's like to be a conservative who is so closely associated with a place like Harvard and a newspaper like The Times, and what his newest book Bad Religion is all about. Follow him on Twitter at @douthatnyt!
After bidding adieu to Ross, R.J. brings in our favorite reporter - Caroline May of TheDailyCaller.com - for her bi-weekly "Stories You May Have Missed, But Probably Shouldn't" segment where we cover a few headlines that might have slipped through the cracks of your busy week. Adam Carolla is in hot water for saying men are funnier than women, Laura Bush has angry feminists hot on her trail, and Barack Obama's campaign wants your wedding presents.
Follow Caroline on Twitter at @c_maydc!