Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg is one of the most prominent conservative journalists today. His column, syndicated by Tribune Media Services, offers shrewd analysis on a wide range of subjects, from political philosophy and economic trends to popular culture, with an entertaining writing style that speaks to a whole new generation.

With keen wit and hard-hitting insight, Goldberg brings a fresh perspective to the typical right-left debate, by rejecting party lines, talking points and stale clichés. He is the 2001 winner of the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award.

Goldberg's columns and articles have rapidly generated a large readership. A member of the USA Today Board of Contributors, Goldberg is a contributing editor for National Review and founding editor of "National Review Online." He is a former columnist and contributing editor for Brill's Content and former media critic for The American Enterprise. He also served as Washington columnist for the Times of London. Goldberg has written about politics and culture for the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Worth, Commentary, the Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, the Wilson Quarterly, the Weekly Standard, Slate, TheStreet.com, New York Post, Women's Quarterly and Food and Wine.

Goldberg has appeared on "Good Morning America," "Larry King Live," "Today," "Nightline," "Hardball with Chris Matthews," "Politically Incorrect," "Special Report with Brit Hume," "Geraldo," "NBC Nightly News" and numerous other television and radio programs. He was senior producer of the award-winning series "Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg" on PBS. He has written and produced several PBS documentaries and specials.


 

Jonah Goldberg Samples

A word about monsters, real and imagined

"You're the butcher, or you're the cattle." That appears to be the theme of the fifth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead, the most successful TV series about zombies since C-SPAN covered the Reform Party convention in 2000.

A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes

What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock.

Why narratives are more powerful than ideas

There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. Much has been written about the power of ideas.

The good news about offshore oil rigs

Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony.

The return of the Clinton Democrats (not really)

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for U.S. Senate in the great state of Kentucky. I'm old enough to remember when "Clinton Democrat" had a fairly specific meaning.

Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago."

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