Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray

About the Columnist

Douglas Murray is a Senior Fellow at National Review Institute

The Archive

Hotel debacle shows how US can't afford to absorb this many illegal immigrants

Democrats made New York a “sanctuary city.” Now they — and all of us — are living the results. And there’s much more to come.

The Mike Pompeo speech on China's influence on US universities that MIT killed

One of the biggest stories in Mike Pompeo's book has so far been overlooked.

San Francisco gallery owner shows how lawlessness brings merchants to a breaking point

Shannon Collier Gwin spraying a homeless person with a hose outside of his business proves that the more that law enforcement abandon a city the closer people come to a...

The state of New York state? Terrifying!

It’s often said that making laws is like making sausages: best not to look. Well after Tuesday in Albany I can tell you that I’d rather spend a month watching...

'Don't bet against New York' (Adams says hopefully)

When people visit who haven’t been to New York City in a few years they always remark on the decline.

George Santos takes the cake, but why does Biden get a pass for his lies?

Of course Rep.-elect Santos is not the only one who embellishes -- our very own President Biden is a master of the career-embellishing lie.

We must rescue America's heroes from those who tear them down

The people who are warring on the reputations of our great founders and heroes are in fact trying to deliberately dismantle this country: hero by hero.

GOP is wasting a winning hand with Marjorie Taylor Greene, Trump

Someone has to save the Republican Party — and the Republic — fast. Here’s looking at you, Florida.

Twitter's suppression of Hunter Biden's laptop isn't a conspiracy theory -- it's a conspiracy

There are conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden being paid to sit on the board of a Ukrainian energy company when he had no knowledge of energy or Ukraine.

Media treats fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried with kid gloves because he was a Dem darling

FTX crypto exchange and the hedge fund Alameda Research went out of their way to defraud investors and users. But despite this fact, founder Sam Bankman-Fraud still seems to have...

GOP has to get behind Ukraine in order to defeat Putin

Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans need to use their majority in the House to continue to support US military aide for Ukraine.

On a visit to Kherson, I see why the Ukrainians will win — with our support

Russia is going to lose this war. And Ukraine is going to win it.

Red trickle has an upside: GOP can get better, but Dems won't

There was a sigh of relief in the Democrat camp following the 2022 midterm elections. But I predict that sigh that will not last long. Because as I see it,...

Seriously, can anyone name a well-run Democratic city?

I dare even the most die-hard, dyed-in-the-wool Democrat to say, “Oh, New York has never been better. In fact, it’s just getting better and better.”

Trevor Noah has to invent a racist backlash because liberals can't stand color-blind societies

Take the moment this week when Trevor Noah managed to squeeze a whole segment out of the “racist backlash” that he claimed had followed Rishi Sunak’s appointment as this week’s...

Truss' warning to US: You can't just keep spending and ignoring voters

Just as Italian politics seem to throw up a new government most weeks, so the UK seems to be churning through Prime Ministers.  Liz Truss announced her resignation Thursday after...

GOP should leave the empty-headed celebs to the liberals

You might have thought that Republicans would be above the whole celebrity game by now. But oh no. That turned out to be one big fake.

No, Biden, the discussion about climate change hasn't 'ended'

The false belief that we are seeing an increase in catastrophic weather events and that this is the fault of fossil fuels leads to terrible policy decisions -- just ask...

Italy's election shows us that politics isn't black and white

“Far-right,” “Fascist,” “Extreme,” “Ultra-MAGA.” How many terms have we thrown around in recent years? And how many times have they been used completely unfairly?

Letting both sides declare 'victory' in Ukraine may be best solution

One thing has become clear about the war in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin cannot win. But he also cannot lose.