Last updated on: 4/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ross Douthat Biography

Title:
Op-Ed Columnist at the New York Times
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“I don’t know exactly where steroid use should sit on the hierarchy of sins against the game: I think it’s worse than throwing spitballs and not as bad as throwing games, but how much worse and how much less noxious I’m not entirely sure.”

“A-Rod for the Hall?,” The Atlantic, Feb. 9, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Op-Ed columnist, New York Times, Apr. 2009-present
  • Former Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • Film critic, National Review
  • Writer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, Policy Review, Details
  • Former intern, National Review
Education:
  • BA, Harvard University, 2002
Other:
  • Andrew Rosenthal, New York Times editorial page editor, stated that Mr. Douthat is the youngest Op-Ed columnist in the history of the New York Times.
Quoted in:
  1. Should Baseball Players Who Have Used Banned Substances Be Voted into the Hall of Fame?