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Jonah Goldberg: Speaking truth to narrative about the powerless

"If absolute power corrupts absolutely," the actor Harry Shearer once asked, "does absolute powerlessness make you pure?"

May 08, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Clintons keep lowering the bar on shameful acts

I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns.

May 03, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Liberals are forever zigzagging over their ideology

For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right.

May 01, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Book’s allegations have Clintons holed up in their bunker

How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)?

April 26, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Meet the Know-Nothing Democrat of 2016 race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O'Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things.

April 24, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Obama's bloc is no lock for Clinton

In news only slightly more surprising than this morning's sunrise, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she is running for president again.

April 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Tsarnaev case puts death penalty opponents in an awkward spot

How about now?

April 12, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: A civil Iran is wishful thinking

The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal.

April 10, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Religious freedom laws not like Jim Crow

"It's the Jim Crow law of our time." That exact quote, or one very much like it, has come from the mouths of reporters, editorialists, activists, corporate CEOs and, of course, politicians, all because of Indiana's Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.

April 05, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Israel or liberalism? The divide faced by most American Jews

"I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president," vented Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Boston Herald Radio last week.

March 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: There's truth, not treason, in GOP's Iran letter

It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!"

March 20, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Hillary knocked off her pedestal, and her script

In the wake of Hillary Rodham Clinton's fairly disastrous press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday, there's only one conclusion shared by all parties: This was not how it was supposed to go.

March 13, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Latest Clinton scandal not fatal, but raises concerns

Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie "Aliens," to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you'd have to nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

March 08, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Is Scott Walker ready for prime time? Jury is out

Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order.

March 06, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Exhausted liberalism in search of a fresh face

Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine.

March 01, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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Jonah Goldberg: Bush stumbling so far on his ‘joyful’ run

By now everyone has had their say about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. The consensus is that Bush misheard Megyn Kelly's "knowing what we know now" question about the Iraq war. I'm not convinced.

May 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Democrats get their own taste of Obama’s arrogance

These are not good times for the Republic (and if you laughed or scratched your head at me calling America a republic, I rest my case).

May 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Identity politics is always tied to one's views

Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. I just wanted to ask you as a historical matter, when you filled out your application to Columbia, to Harvard Law School, did you list yourself as an African-American?"

May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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