Jonah Goldberg

Posted September 17, 2014

By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war.

Posted September 12, 2014

"Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state." -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on Wednesday.

Posted September 10, 2014

"I should have anticipated the optics," President 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."

Posted September 05, 2014

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.

Posted September 03, 2014

We've all heard the expression: "A man's best friend is his equipment." You haven't? Well you must not work for the Pentagon. There, military dogs are considered mere "equipment" and as such can be left behind when the troops come home.

Posted September 03, 2014

So much for non-ideological foreign policy.

Posted August 27, 2014

I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy -- "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar's!") I prefer single malts, but "evil" always seemed unduly harsh.

Posted August 22, 2014

Does the president think the world is a TV show?

Posted August 20, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first.

Posted August 15, 2014

There's an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend.

Posted August 13, 2014

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

Posted August 09, 2014

In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide.

Posted August 08, 2014

In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide.

Posted August 07, 2014

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

Posted August 06, 2014

With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue should be sent back to the states to handle.

Posted August 01, 2014

?Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship. Before that, some proposed amending the Constitution to lock in the traditional definition of marriage. Ronald Reagan wanted a presidential line-item veto added to the Constitution.

Posted July 30, 2014

"Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me.

Posted July 25, 2014

As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, "Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."

Posted July 16, 2014

"Here's the difference between us," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on "Fox News Sunday." "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."

Posted July 11, 2014

All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border.