Author Archives: Rod Dreher

About Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written two books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming and Crunchy Cons.

The Complicated Kim Davis Case

There’s More — heh — in play in the Kentucky clerk’s resistance than many of her fans and detractors realize

Vegan Mayo, Enemy of the State

Internal US Government e-mails reveal conspiracy to destroy eggless condiment

Capt. Higgins, Pale Rider

St. Landry Parish’s top crimefighter is going to take you to hell, bad boy

Horny the Gender Unicorn to the Rescue

‘Back away from that high school bathroom, you bigot!’

What Is An American Catholic?

On the eve of Pope Francis’s visit, Pew’s portrait of his US flock

How Trump Is Like David Duke

For one, he’s smarter than the media who believe he’s a bad joke

‘Resident Aliens’ & the Benedict Option

The continuing relevance of the 1980s classic by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon

Kim Davis to SCOTUS: ‘Drop Dead’

The Christian resister should modify her stance or resign her state job

Dear Evangelicals: It’s Not So Bad

An Orthodox rabbi on how to be a creative minority

Van Morrison is 70 Today

He accomplished more by age 25 than almost any musician ever does

Yes to Denali, No to McKinley

A long-overdue name change

Hospice & the High Cost of Dying

Most health-care costs come at the very end of life. What if there is a better way?

Trump, the American Pim Fortuyn

How Trump resembles the fallen Dutch populist

Trump’s Creative Destruction

He’s wrecking the Republican Party — and that’s not a bad thing

He Flew Away

Laying my father to rest in Starhill

The Dread of Dying

Can there be a beautiful death?

Friendship and Fidelity

Digging a grave in the Starhill Cemetery

This Mortal Coil

On the mysterious gift of suffering

That Was A Man

Ray Oliver Dreher, Sr., 1934-2015

‘Angels Beating All Their Wings In Time’

Making a joyful noise around my father’s deathbed

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