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: Trump puts fact ahead of fiction in Israel

    Goldberg: Trump puts fact ahead of fiction in Israel

    The most exhausting thing about the Middle East — except for the bloodshed, poverty, tyranny, etc. — is that it refuses to conform to how it's described in the West. It's like journalists, diplomats and politicians want to announce a football game, but the players keep insisting on playing rugby....

  • Goldberg: Politicians are selective about when debt and deficits matter

    Goldberg: Politicians are selective about when debt and deficits matter

    If you're a normal person who pays attention to politics, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Washington can't decide whether deficits are bad. Well, I have one easy trick that will help you make sense of it all. In Washington, when you hear people complain that this or that piece of legislation...

  • Goldberg: The New York Times does a super PAC imitation

    It was a crazy week, so you might have missed the news that The New York Times decided to operate like a super PAC. Here's what happened. The Times' editorial board changed the bio on the opinion section's Twitter account to inform the public that it was "temporarily taking over" the feed to lobby...

  • Goldberg: Taking harassment seriously requires serious distinctions

    Goldberg: Taking harassment seriously requires serious distinctions

    There's a consensus aborning: There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and violence of any kind. Enthusiasm for the new dawn varies widely. Some think it's a great feminist or moral awakening. Others see an era of witch hunts, prudery and weaponized politics in our future....

  • Goldberg: Helping America isn't part of Putin's plan

    Goldberg: Helping America isn't part of Putin's plan

    Toward the end of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump tweeted, "When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There [sic] always playing politics — bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria,...

  • Goldberg: Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

    Goldberg: Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

    I'll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: "Of course you would believe that!" After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Mr. Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the Washington...

  • Goldberg: GOP can't afford to chase away its own

    Goldberg: GOP can't afford to chase away its own

    Politics is about addition, not subtraction. I don't know who first said it (the internet offers many possibilities), but it's an iron law of politics, not just democracy. You gain power by adding forces to your coalition, and you lose power by subtracting forces from your coalition. That's the...

  • Why there is inaction on gun laws

    Why there is inaction on gun laws

    Among the many problems with the Great Gun Debate these days is that the pro-gun crowd wants to make it a culture-war battle and the anti-gun crowd wants to pretend that it isn't. On public policy grounds, the pro-gun people have the better arguments. Firearm homicides have declined since the 1990s...

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