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Jonah Goldberg

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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

  • To beat Trumpism, denationalize our politics

    To beat Trumpism, denationalize our politics

    Nationalism and socialism are in full gallop in American today while conservatives are without a horse. Donald Trump almost never uses the language of traditional American conservatism, with its emphasis on classically liberal notions of limited government, constitutionalism, individualism and...

  • It's time for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to make up his mind if he's for or against Donald Trump

    It's time for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to make up his mind if he's for or against Donald Trump

    Someone slap a photo of Mike Pence on a milk carton.The Indiana governor may not have been abducted, but he's certainly missing in action on the central question facing the Republican Party: Are you with Trump, or against him?Pence is not alone on the sidelines, of course. But the crowd of politicians...

  • Though well-intentioned, a $15 minimum wage is as bad an idea as Trump's border wall

    Though well-intentioned, a $15 minimum wage is as bad an idea as Trump's border wall

    Much has been written about the ignorance, impracticality and offensiveness of many of the Republican front-runner's policy proposals. Not nearly enough has been written about the ignorance, impracticality and inanity of the policy proposals emanating from the Democratic side, some of which, unlike...

  • Ted Cruz isn't Donald Trump, so he's good enough

    Ted Cruz isn't Donald Trump, so he's good enough

    Iwouldn't say that the GOP is falling in love with Sen. Ted Cruz, but maybe it's falling in like.In arguably the most improbable political season of our lifetime, this fact has to rank high on the list of things no one could have seen coming. If they gave out a report card for first-term senators,...

  • How to stop Donald Trump

    How to stop Donald Trump

    (Illustration by Steve Brodner / For The Times) Last week, I asked readers if they had any novel suggestions for how to stop Donald Trump. In Internet lingo, I was crowdsourcing the problem. I offered no prizes. But for many, it seems, stopping Donald Trump is its own reward. Still, I think I should...

  • How would you stop Donald Trump?

    How would you stop Donald Trump?

    How can Donald Trump be stopped?At this point in the race, Trump is either someone you can live with — or celebrate! — as the standard-bearer of the conservative cause and the Republican Party, or he isn't. And as I wrote last week, this is an insurmountable divide. That means it's a zero-sum contest....

  • Nominating Donald Trump will end the Republican Party as we know it. So will not nominating him

    Nominating Donald Trump will end the Republican Party as we know it. So will not nominating him

    Nominating Donald Trump will wreck the Republican Party as we know it. Not nominating Trump will wreck the Republican Party as we know it. The sooner everyone recognizes this fact, the better.Denial has been Trump's greatest ally. Republicans and commentators didn't believe he would run. They didn't...

  • Trump isn't the only one at fault for the violence at his rallies

    Trump isn't the only one at fault for the violence at his rallies

    For the last few days the burning question among pundits has been: “How much blame does Donald Trump deserve for the violence at his rallies?” It's a fair question, and the obvious answer is: a lot.On Sunday, the demagogue paid his usual lip service to social norms, rejecting “violence in any shape.”...

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