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

It's prime time for Scott Walker, whether he's ready or not

Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has nearly all of the right ingredients to win the GOP nomination. The question is whether his timing is off.

Is liberalism exhausted?

Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. MSNBC is not a very formidable network, but its wheezing is similarly instructive. It is suffering "cataclysmic ratings declines" from already mediocre ratings to begin with.

Hillary Clinton's identity crisis

Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald's Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? That was the opening question of a front-page Washington Post story on Clinton's effort to figure out her "brand."

Silly denials of Islamic terrorism bring a silver lining

"Could this argument be any dumber?" That's how I began a column over a month ago in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. One month later, the answer to my rhetorical question -- "Could this argument be any dumber?"

The University of Michigan's tolerance problem

I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. So I suppose that's progress. He did tell me that the first time someone said to him "Don't Jew me" was during his freshman year at the University of Michigan.

Conservatives face bad-faith question of faith

At an event in London on trade policy, Scott Walker was asked about evolution. "I'm going to punt on that one as well," the Wisconsin governor replied. It wasn't a great answer, though there have been worse ones.

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