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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

  • What Trump means when he says 'America first'

    What Trump means when he says 'America first'

    “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first.” President Trump, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 2017 President Trump is something of a paradox. He roots himself in nostalgia for yesteryear — “make America great...

  • Trump says he'll unite the country. Yeah, right

    Trump says he'll unite the country. Yeah, right

    “For many years,” Donald Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon, “our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!” As persuasive as the ALL CAPS are, I have my doubts. Put aside Trump’s specific shortcomings for the moment. The...

  • Trump can’t lead by tweet

    Trump can’t lead by tweet

    The political class is still coming to grips with what appears to be Donald Trump’s novel management philosophy: Government by Twitter. Put aside the by-now-familiar weirdness of our president-elect’s gloating over Arnold Schwarzenegger’s poor “Celebrity Apprentice” ratings or swipes at Meryl Streep....

  • Obama’s last-minute own-goals

    Obama’s last-minute own-goals

    Of all Barack Obama’s costumes, the most ill-fitting is that of the hawk. The guise doesn’t fit for all sorts of ideological and historical reasons. Plus there’s the fact that he’s rushing to put on the outfit as he’s heading out the door. The new sanctions against Russia are fine with me on the...

  • Did I really get everything wrong in 2016?

    Did I really get everything wrong in 2016?

    “I forgive you.” I’ve lost count of how many people have told me that since election day. Of course, the number pales in comparison with the legions who’ve told me I was “wrong about everything” this year and that the election of Donald Trump will spell the end of my relevance, career and in a...

  • Is Trump the kind of Republican Obama said he wanted?

    Is Trump the kind of Republican Obama said he wanted?

    It’s one of the greatest examples of “careful what you wish for” in political history: President Obama is going to be replaced by the kind of Republican he’s always said he wanted. For the entirety of his presidency, Obama has insisted that he is a pragmatist, not an ideologue. Indeed, he seems...

  • Trump, Russia and the CIA: a poisonous situation all around

    Trump, Russia and the CIA: a poisonous situation all around

    Of course Donald Trump thinks it’s “ridiculous” to claim the Russians rigged the election for him. Even if Vladimir Putin confessed to the crime on Russia Today, Trump would not believe it, because to do so is not in his nature. I do not want to shock the reader, but Trump has a very high opinion...

  • Take Trump seriously but not literally? How, exactly?

    Take Trump seriously but not literally? How, exactly?

    It would make a perfect clickbait ad “Learn this one simple trick to stop worrying about Donald Trump and Make America Great Again.” What’s the trick? All you have to do is take Trump seriously, but not literally. The formulation is credited to reporter Selena Zito who, in an article for the Atlantic...

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