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

  • 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...

  • Fidel Castro died as he lived — praised by useful idiots

    Fidel Castro died as he lived — praised by useful idiots

    Fidel Castro died as he lived: to the sound of useful idiots making allowances for his crimes. (That’s not my term: It was Lenin who called liberal apologists for Communism “useful idiots.”) The gold medal in the Useful Idiot Olympics should probably go to Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of...

  • How to build a bridge, shipyard or highway even a conservative could love

    How to build a bridge, shipyard or highway even a conservative could love

    “The conservatives are going to go crazy,” Donald Trump’s senior advisor, Stephen K. Bannon, recently told the Hollywood Reporter about his grand plans for a massive new spending program. “I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan…. It's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything....

  • Conservatives ponder the future of the GOP under Trump

    Conservatives ponder the future of the GOP under Trump

    The Republican Party is sitting pretty. After the inauguration, it will control all three branches of government for only the second time in the last 84 years, along with a majority of governorships and state legislatures. But even as the Republican Party has grabbed the commanding heights of power,...

  • It’s been an otherworldly campaign, and we’re not returning to Earth anytime soon

    It’s been an otherworldly campaign, and we’re not returning to Earth anytime soon

    For months there’s been a running gag on social media about “Earth 2,” where the 2016 campaign is a happy, normal thing. For instance, in mid-October, shortly after the release of the Access Hollywood video, I joked on Twitter that, “On Earth 2 [the GOP] is 15 points ahead, looking to gain seats...

  • James Comey and the Clintons' double standard on 'protocol'

    James Comey and the Clintons' double standard on 'protocol'

    The word of the weekend was “protocol.” In deciding to tell Congress about a new trove of emails that may or may not contain classified information and may or may not relate to Hillary Clinton, FBI Director James Comey broke FBI protocol both by releasing information close to an election and by...

  • Evan McMullin — the last best hope for the Never Clinton and Never Trump masses

    Evan McMullin — the last best hope for the Never Clinton and Never Trump masses

    If you think 2016 will stop being weird come Nov. 8, please look at your calendars: This whole election process actually lasts almost an additional two months beyond that. But just because it’s been a weird year, that doesn’t mean it has to end badly. There’s reason to hope. Consider independent...

  • WikiLeaks emails will haunt a Hillary Clinton presidency

    WikiLeaks emails will haunt a Hillary Clinton presidency

    Sometimes you can’t just plan for the ball; you have to plan for the hangover too. No matter how 2016 ends, there will be a headache that haunts the country for years to come. Let’s start with the most obvious, but less likely scenario: Donald Trump wins the presidency in perhaps the biggest “black...

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