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Michael Brendan Dougherty

Michael Brendan Dougherty is senior correspondent at TheWeek.com. He is the founder and editor of The Slurve, a newsletter about baseball. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Slate and The American Conservative.

Politics

Free advice from a conservative: Progressives should do everything they can to stop Hillary Clinton

Politics

The GOP got way better at campaigning — and Democrats should be very afraid

Politics

Stop denying the truth: The Democrats got walloped

Politics

The rise of Joni Ernst — and the return of the Bush-era GOP

Politics

Election season is almost over. Now the fun begins.

Tech

Sorry, we will not all be having sex with robots in the future

Politics

How Wendy Davis became the Todd Akin of the 2014 midterms

Politics

Rand Paul's foreign policy grows up

Politics

The most sensible GOP alternative to ObamaCare comes from a Senate candidate who is almost sure to lose

Sports

The addictive ecstasy of a good mixed martial arts fight

Sports

Why you should absolutely watch this confounding, wonderful World Series

Politics

The man who wasn't there: Obama and the 2014 midterms

Religion

The Vatican's latest foray into self-deception

Religion

The Vatican risks turning marriage into a moral luxury

U.S.

What conservatives must learn from socialists

Politics

Why America needs more politicians like Maine Gov. Paul LePage

Religion

Christians cannot strategize and argue their way into renewed prominence

Politics

Ted Cruz is the new Sarah Palin

World

The troubling persistence of eugenicist thought in modern America

World

Wake up, America: It's time to properly debate our endless war in the Middle East

U.S.

America is way too big to be a real democracy

Politics

Watch out, Rand: You're backing yourself into a Clintonian foreign-policy trap

World

The European Union was supposed to end nationalism. It gave it new life instead.

World

If Scotland leaves the union, is Northern Ireland next?

World

The demagoguery of Ted Cruz and his cheerleaders in the conservative media

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