Jonah Goldberg

Columnist

Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His nationally syndicated column appears regularly in scores of newspapers across the U.S. The Los Angeles Times columnist is also a member of the board of contributors to USA Today, a contributor to Fox News, a contributing editor to National Review and the founding editor of National Review Online. He was named by the Atlantic magazine as one of the top 50 political commentators in America. In 2011, he was named the Robert J. Novak Journalist of the Year at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Goldberg has written on politics, media and culture for a variety of publications and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Before joining National Review, he was a founding producer for “Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg” on PBS and wrote and produced several PBS documentaries. Goldberg, a recipient of the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Tyranny of Clichés” and “Liberal Fascism.”

Recent Articles

  • Goldberg: Business Insider waves white flag in Scarlett Johansson flap

    Goldberg: Business Insider waves white flag in Scarlett Johansson flap

    A fascinating series of controversies erupted this week, and they had nothing to do with Donald Trump or Robert Mueller. Business Insider ran a column defending actress Scarlett Johansson from fierce criticism for her decision to play a transgender man in a forthcoming film called "Rub and Tug."...

  • Goldberg: Trump Doctrine is getting a noisy rollout

    Goldberg: Trump Doctrine is getting a noisy rollout

    “Doctrines, like submarines, tend to be launched with fanfare," the late Charles Krauthammer once wrote. Presidents James Monroe, Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter unveiled their doctrines in grand addresses. The Reagan Doctrine, a term coined by Krauthammer in 1985, emerged as a "footnote" buried...

  • Goldberg: Our strange relationship with the word 'patriotism'

    Goldberg: Our strange relationship with the word 'patriotism'

    There are many definitions of patriotism. Mark Twain said patriotism means supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. I like this, but it's flawed. Sometimes your country -- i.e., the people -- can do things that require the government to correct its citizens....

  • Goldberg: Trump must stick to his Supreme Court list

    Goldberg: Trump must stick to his Supreme Court list

    Presumably, as you read this, the White House is setting up its war room for the Supreme Court confirmation battle to come. The interns are stocking the mini fridges and hanging the musk-masking air fresheners that are de rigueur for any top-flight political bunker. But before the administration...

  • Goldberg: 'Living Constitution' faces a mercy killing

    Goldberg: 'Living Constitution' faces a mercy killing

    How dare an 81-year-old man retire from the Supreme Court? How dare he? That, in a nutshell, seems to be the widespread reaction among many liberals to the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down from the bench next month. "Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy...

  • Goldberg: Partisans on both sides are hell-bent on total victory

    Goldberg: Partisans on both sides are hell-bent on total victory

    After the deadly shooting in Tucson that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, many people erroneously and instantaneously blamed Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and others on the right for their violent or "eliminationist" rhetoric. In the wake of that tragedy, President Obama called for civility....

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