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Jonah Goldberg: There's no buzz for Romney nostalgia

In 2007, when President Barack Obama announced that he was running for president, he did it in Springfield, Ill., to highlight his supposed connection to Abraham Lincoln. He brought in his biggest fans to cheer him on.

January 16, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Huckabee putting a smile on Bush’s face

Jeb Bush is starting the new year with a smile. Former Arkansas governor and, until last weekend, Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced he would "explore" running for president.

January 11, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: French jihadists create bad choices with attack on free expression

The vigils in Paris are moving. The hashtag plumes of #JeSuisCharlie ("I am Charlie") are endearing. The expressions of condemnation from Muslim leaders are commendable, as are the assurances of solidarity and support from Western governments.

January 09, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: So who runs this country? Really no one

There's an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet:

January 04, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: GOP candidates should show, not just tell

Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I'm forgetting, here's something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The "P" in POTUS stands for "President," not "Pundit."

December 28, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: There are no superheroes in this tale, just surrender

The first issue of Captain America came out on Dec. 20, 1940. It shows Cap slugging Adolph Hitler in the mouth.

December 21, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Torture forces hard thinking

For a long time I resisted the word "torture" when discussing the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don't think I can do that anymore.

December 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | Community columnists


Goldberg: Obama’s immigration goal is to enrage GOP

Maybe President Barack Obama is just trolling?

November 30, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Was scientist's shirt offensive or just tacky?

The European Space Agency's Rosetta project accomplished one of the most impressive scientific feats in our lifetime. It essentially moved a clunky machine from one speeding bullet onto another, by remote control, from 310 million miles away. It's hoped this achievement will help usher in a new era of space exploration by teaching us how to exploit the raw materials swirling around the solar system. Also, it was really cool.

November 21, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Democrats’ loss is no win for Hillary Clinton

In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars were thinking.

November 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Big GOP win indeed was rebuke of president

We know Barack Obama is good at least one thing: getting Barack Obama elected president of the United States. How good he is at being president of the United States is a subject of considerable debate.

November 09, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Feel good by voting just for voting’s sake

It used to be that the first Tuesday in November was Election Day, but now it is the last day of Election Month.

November 07, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: The DC cure — Take the hard votes

What day is it?"

October 31, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Narratives are more powerful than ideas

There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. This gets the problem wrong. Ideological debates are fought over ideas, but politics is more often about competing stories, or, as the eggheads call them, "narratives."

October 26, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Is real virus scarier than it is in the movies?

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?"

October 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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Articles By Author - Jonah Goldberg


Jonah Goldberg: Saudis offer Obama a window of opportunity

Have you heard about the secret conspiracy between the Saudis and the White House? I haven't either, probably because there isn't one. But events are playing out exactly as one would expect if such a conspiracy existed.

February 01, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Obama ignores reality, sticks to comfort zone

A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Barack Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world.

January 30, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: There's safety in numbers; Jews are hurt by mob rule

In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home.

January 25, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Obama just repeats the same old script

It's hard to believe that was only President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he's given so many more. Maybe that's because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of the last decade, auditory wallpaper that seems to line the corridors of everyday life.

January 23, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: White House ducks reality over source of terrorism

Could this argument be any dumber?

January 18, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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