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Jonah Goldberg: TV’s puffed-up Olympic idols live in a fantasy bubble

By now everyone knows about his transgressions. If even only some of the reports are true, Brian Williams is a serial embellisher, a self-aggrandizing fabulist.

February 13, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Obama’s comparison of religions' excesses defies logic

On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various "mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive" at the hands of the Islamic State.

February 08, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Walker is GOP’s scoop of vanilla power

Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in America, not because it is the best (that would be coffee) but because it is the least objectionable. Put another way, vanilla is the most acceptable to the most people; it's not many people's favorite, but nobody hates it.

February 06, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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


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


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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


Jonah Goldberg: Hillary still is redefining the Clinton brand

Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald's Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? J.C. Penney or J. Crew?"

February 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: There's silver lining to silly denials of Islamic terrorist links

"Could this argument be any dumber?"

February 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: University should show more tolerance for the intolerant

I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren't many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood didn't do so because they were anti-Semitic, but because "they had to fight somebody," as my dad put it. Today, such behavior would probably be called a hate crime.

February 20, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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