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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


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


Goldberg: Obama’s ‘me’ turns to a ‘they’ based on war fortunes

It's funny how President Barack Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made.

October 03, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Phony ‘war on women’ fueled by false panic

Last Friday, the White House announced its "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it.

September 26, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama rushing to war with Islamic State

By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first.

September 19, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg:Obama's ‘optics’ not enough to uphold US honor

"I should have anticipated the optics," President Barack Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters."

September 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: A Web-fueled foreign legion for losers

On the Internet, you're never really alone. Name any fad, any cause, any hobby or passion - Shaker furniture? Dungeons and Dragons, Bolivian tree frogs? - and you're only a few clicks away from someone who shares your obsession.

September 05, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Good guys always win in Obama’s small-screen worldview

Does the president think the world is a TV show?

August 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Islamic State is very definition of ‘evil’

I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons.

August 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: War with Islamic State will be long and difficult

The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war.

August 15, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: A war that changed the world forever

World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don't stop reading.

August 08, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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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


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