Jonah Goldberg

Posted November 25, 2015

A little over a year ago, when Ben Carson was gearing up to run for president, I questioned in this space whether he was ready for what lay ahead. We now have our answer: No.

Posted November 20, 2015

"You're all suckers."

Posted November 18, 2015

According to legend, if not actual historians, Harold Macmillan was once asked what he most feared could derail his agenda. The British prime minister allegedly said, "Events, my dear boy, events."

Posted November 13, 2015

My old boss, William F. Buckley, often said liberals don't care what you do so long as it's compulsory (though he probably borrowed the line from his friend M. Stanton Evans).

Posted November 13, 2015

Americans could learn a thing or two from Bibi Netanyahu.

Posted November 11, 2015

It seems like every week there's a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus.

Posted November 06, 2015

What if the polls just stopped working?

Posted November 04, 2015

Both Cruz and Rubio seized their moment in the CNBC debate. Cruz's perfectly pitched attack on the moderators and Rubio's surgical jointing of Bush demonstrated that they both have what the Germans call Fingerspitzengefhl, a real-time mastery of battlefield conditions "at the fingertips."

Posted October 30, 2015

Here's something you may not know: Dr. Ben Carson is black.

Posted October 28, 2015

It's been a good month for champions of the traditional family, but don't expect the family wars to be ending any time soon.

Posted October 23, 2015

Most of the politically savvy people I know are still confident that Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee for president.

Posted October 21, 2015

That's probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant.

Posted October 16, 2015

Democrats and their supporters in the media are congratulating themselves for a job well done in the first Democratic debate. Both Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton included in their closing remarks canned celebrations of how civil and morally superior the Democratic debate was compared with the earlier GOP donnybrooks.

Posted October 14, 2015

The scuttlebutt in Washington is that Vice President Joe Biden is going to throw his hat into the presidential race, which means there is at least a 50 percent chance that he will. I mean, when is the Beltway scuttlebutt ever wrong?

Posted October 10, 2015

"Lean on me, when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on." The Bill Withers song has been covered by countless artists, but the rendition of "Lean on Me" performed in a duet last weekend on the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" had novel poignancy. It was sung by Kate McKinnon, the show's go-to impersonator of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Mrs. Clinton herself.

Posted October 09, 2015

Hillary Clinton revealed on Wednesday that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, providing just the latest evidence that she is little more than political ambition wrapped in a pantsuit.

Posted October 07, 2015

"Of course," Obama said Thursday night, "what's also routine is that somebody, somewhere, will comment and say, 'Obama politicized this issue.' Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic."

Posted October 02, 2015

If the humiliation of the Obama administration continues at this rate, by this time next week you should expect to see Secretary of State John Kerry on all fours at the United Nations, getting paddled by the Russian foreign minister and shouting, "Thank you, comrade! May I have another?"

Posted September 30, 2015

Almost exactly seven years ago, House Speaker John Boehner said of the Wall Street bailout bill, "I think this thing is a crap sandwich" -- but he'd vote for it anyway. I remarked at the time, "It's crap sandwiches for as far as the eye can see" -- and I was right.

Posted September 25, 2015

There is only one guaranteed way to get fired from the Department of Veterans Affairs.