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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

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

Entertainment

In defense of Pop, U2's most hated album

World

Obama is dooming the U.S. to another three years in Iraq. It's a mistake.

U.S.

Do you want to increase crime, poverty, and addiction in your area? Build a casino.

World

Don't save Ukraine

U.S.

The Obama era is over. The presidency continues.

Politics

In defense of Obama's golfing

World

How Hillary Clinton's 'smart power' turned Libya into a dumpster fire

World

ISIS and the echoes of the West's religious terror

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