Alexandra DeSanctis

Alexandra DeSanctis



Staff writer at National Review. Cohost of “Ordered Liberty” with @DavidAFrench. Notre Dame alum. The dogma lives loudly. Open DMs, don’t abuse it.

New York, NY | Washington, DC
Joined on March 10, 2012


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With expansive late-term abortion bills, Democrats are overplaying their hand. Not only are they out of step with medical science and public opinion, but they reveal that every abortion takes a human life. Grateful to have my first piece in @TheAtlantic:


Quoted @samsanders

Tell me your Weirdest eating/drinking habit you had as a kid! . I’ll go first: When I was like 8 years old, I used to carry a little bottle of apple cider vinegar around wherever I went, taking a swig every now and then like a lush w/his flask.

I stored vegetables I didn’t want to eat on a hidden ledge under the top of the kitchen table. I was a crafty child.

Quoted @nytimes

For years, Roman Catholic Church leaders have driven gay congregants away in shame. And yet, thousands of ministers are gay men. Two dozen gay priests have shared with us the stories of their lives in the Catholic closet. 

This story is incredibly misleading on so many levels, and it’s clearly intended to be that way. Far too many reporters are ignorant about Catholicism and don’t care to do the work to understand it or they misrepresent it out of malice. I suspect this is the latter.


Jeffrey Hart, the longtime National Review senior editor, has died. He was one of the brightest, most learned men I ever knew. Nationally, he was known for his political writing (and his tennis commentary!). But he is also a legendary professor of English. A rara avis.


It Is Never Necessary to Intentionally Kill a Fetal Human Being to Save a Woman’s Life: In Support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act  via @PublicDiscourse @BenSasse

Sunday activities

Sunday activities


When we see the same reporters instantaneously believe the smear of Covington Catholic, and then instantaneously believe Jussie Smollett's far-fetched story, and then the media establishment decide the story is conservatives pouncing, it can breed distrust in the media.


Quoted @BenHowe

Over and over local news outlets have the best and most objective investigative journalism.

So true. We’d be so much better off if all journalists had spent some time in local media. Working at the @HPEnterprise taught me more about real journalism than I ever could’ve learned in a classroom or a mainstream newsroom—and it was only for a summer.

The countdown is on ⚾️

The countdown is on ⚾️


Cool how the top 3 in command in Virginia went from having to resign to no one really cares anymore.


“If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are the most pitiable people of all.” 1 Cor. 15:19

Everyone’s out here with their Jussie Smollett hot takes and I’m just trying to get to the bottom of what exactly is happening in the deep sea

just over here studying up on some marine biology how’s your saturday night

If today is an average day in USA, we will lose nearly 200 fellow citizens to overdoses—one every 7-8 minutes—and 15 of those deaths will occur in PA. We can’t have a real discussion about the border without addressing the cartels and the opioid crisis.


Quoted @NDSMCObserver

BREAKING: Notre Dame announced it will revoke former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's honorary degree. Full report to come.

Good for my alma mater, although I think it took too long.

From @RichLowry’s excellent column this week on the incoherence of New York’s abortion law: …

From @RichLowry’s excellent column this week on the incoherence of New York’s abortion law: …

Where writers got their best work done. …

so according to this graphic, Demosthenes used to shave half his head so he’d be too embarrassed to show himself in public and it’d force him to stay inside and write his orations. that’s the kind of dedication I want to have to my craft

NR’s editorial in opposition to Trump’s declaration of a national emergency:

Millennials have decisions to make about abortion and faith. Hear a couple of them hash it out on this episode of the @youngamericanz podcast. @jackbutler4815 @xan_desanctis

I'll reserve judgment on any potential executive action by the President until I'm able to fully evaluate it, but as I’ve said, I don't believe declaring a national emergency is the right approach. I'd also expect the President to stay within statutory and constitutional limits.


Apologetics is about persuading people that there is a door to another world—a door that perhaps they never realized existed. — @AlisterEMcGrath #CSLI

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