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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

  • Presidential golf: Scandal for thee, but not for me

    Presidential golf: Scandal for thee, but not for me

    One of the most exhausting things about politics is a mindset that says “scandal for thee, but not for me.” Consider the perennial (alleged) scandal of presidential golf. When George W. Bush was commander in chief, he played a lot of golf, and his critics were outraged — or at least pretended to...

  • Trump's nationalism is just identity politics in a new flannel shirt

    Trump's nationalism is just identity politics in a new flannel shirt

    To listen to both his defenders and critics, Donald Trump represents the U.S. version of a new nationalism popping up around the world. I’m not so sure. In a fairly representative analysis, Politico’s Michael Hirsch explained the “new nationalism” as “a bitter populist rejection of the status quo...

  • Repudiating Trump: Republicans are damned if they do, damned if they don't

    Repudiating Trump: Republicans are damned if they do, damned if they don't

    Donald Trump has the GOP trapped in not one Catch-22, but two. Call it a Catch-44. The first Catch-22 has been the subject of widespread conversation over the last few weeks. As GOP pollster Glen Bolger summed it up for the New York Times. "Do we run the risk of depressing our base by repudiating...

  • Should we care about Hillary Clinton's 'historic' candidacy?

    Should we care about Hillary Clinton's 'historic' candidacy?

    Among the innumerable flip-flops, course-corrections and reinventions that have come to define Hillary Clinton’s three decades in public life, perhaps the most interesting one is her decision in 2016 to go all in as the woman-candidate. In 2008, Clinton downplayed her gender. Mark Penn, her chief...

  • The media has cried wolf about GOP candidates for ages. Now no one will listen to warnings on Trump

    The media has cried wolf about GOP candidates for ages. Now no one will listen to warnings on Trump

    Dear Mainstream Media and Democrats: It’s your turn. Now that Donald Trump has been formally nominated, the formal responsibility to stop him passes from the right to the left, from Republicans to Democrats and the journalists that amplify their values. You’re going to find it a very tough slog....

  • How Mike Pence is like Sansa Stark

    How Mike Pence is like Sansa Stark

    Watching the “60 Minutes” interview of Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in my hotel room, all I could think of was Sansa Stark. For those of you who aren’t “Game of Thrones” addicts, I’ll explain.  When we are first introduced to Sansa in the first season, we meet an innocent, doe-eyed...

  • The conservative principle behind Black Lives Matter

    The conservative principle behind Black Lives Matter

    It seems almost ghoulish to look for a silver lining in the dark cloud that blanketed the nation last week. But I think there was one. The killings by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, quickly followed by killings of police in Dallas, knocked the lazy certainty out of almost everybody. At least...

  • How a Trump-Gingrich ticket would play out

    How a Trump-Gingrich ticket would play out

    Load up on popcorn, the Republican ticket may be poised to go to 11. According to numerous reports, Donald Trump is considering Newt Gingrich as his running mate. And as traffic-baiters like to say on the Internet: You won’t believe what happens next! But first I should come clean. I like Gingrich....

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