Jonah Goldberg

Posted February 05, 2016

That's the new hot attack on Sen. Marco Rubio. Ted Cruz leveled the epithet at Rubio just days before the Iowa caucuses, which is a little ironic since Cruz has been called the same thing in the past.

Posted February 04, 2016

Hillary Clinton's asterisk-heavy victory in Iowa might have been the narrowest of wins for her, but it was arguably the worst of all possible outcomes for the Democratic Party.

Posted February 03, 2016

The campaigns will be eager to tell you the meaning of Ted Cruz's victory and the virtual tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Iowa last night, but the larger significance of this election has been clear for months: The two major parties are paper tigers.

Posted January 29, 2016

First, kill the Iowa caucuses.

Posted January 27, 2016

I've been hearing about the impending "conservative crackup" for nearly 25 years. The term was coined by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the founder of the American Spectator.

Posted January 22, 2016

Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right." It's mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers.

Posted January 20, 2016

According to the Constitution, the legislature is the first and most powerful branch of government. And yet, many believe -- on the left and the right -- that the institution has atrophied.

Posted January 15, 2016

Clearly the only explanation for Jeb Bush's almost effortless stroll to the Republican nomination is the pernicious stranglehold of big money in politics.

Posted January 13, 2016

According to conventional wisdom, the GOP nominates the guy whose turn it is, while the Democrats look for a savior. As Bill Clinton once said, "In every presidential election, Democrats want to fall in love. Republicans just fall in line."

Posted January 08, 2016

For partisan Democrats, when the word "Benghazi" comes up, the sophisticated thing to do is roll your eyes. If the name Charles Woods comes up, the normal thing to do is say, "Who?"

Posted January 07, 2016

There has been a lot of talk -- almost all of it accurate -- about how Barack Obama's presidency has fueled the rise of Donald Trump.

Posted January 06, 2016

In interviews and on the stump, Sen. Ted Cruz likes to attack President Obama, Hillary Clinton and "some of the more aggressive Washington neocons" for their support of regime change in the Middle East.

Posted January 01, 2016

If you're opposed to slavery, is it OK to still like "Star Wars"?

Posted December 30, 2015

Populism is typically born in places like Nebraska, Louisiana, Kansas and the other places given short shrift in that famous Saul Steinberg New Yorker cartoon showing the view of the world from 9th Avenue.

Posted December 24, 2015

I don't typically endorse candidates, but as 2015 draws to a close, I feel I must make an exception.

Posted December 23, 2015

Have you heard? The GOP is declaring war on science again.

Posted December 18, 2015

"We have people across this country who are scared to death," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared loudly at this week's Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas.

Posted December 16, 2015

In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, liberals are in a total panic over guns. The New York Times broke a 95-year precedent to editorialize about gun control on its front page.

Posted December 11, 2015

There's a tendency in politics to mistake personal animosity for ideological animosity.

Posted December 09, 2015

For a moment at least, the biggest political beneficiary of the shootings in San Bernardino wasn't a presidential candidate or terrorist group. It was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.