Jonah Goldberg

Posted October 22, 2014

Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life.

Posted October 17, 2014

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for U.S. Senate in the great state of Kentucky. She is a woman of conviction, of substance, of principle. "I'm not an empty dress," she insists, "I'm not a rubber stamp, and I am not a cheerleader! I am a Clinton Democrat."

Posted October 15, 2014

While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?"

Posted October 10, 2014

In news that must have left my friends at the New York Post -- never mind the gang at "The Daily Show" -- with a renewed confidence that ours is a just and beneficent God, the White House has been caught covering up a scandal involving a Cartagena hooker.

Posted October 08, 2014

I have a slightly different take on California's recent decision to regulate college sex. Don't get me wrong: I think it's beyond idiotic, unworkable, even borderline Orwellian. We'll get to all that

Posted October 03, 2014

Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearly.

Posted October 01, 2014

It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made..

Posted September 26, 2014

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror.

Posted September 24, 2014

Last Friday, the White House announced its "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it.

Posted September 19, 2014

On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape.

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

So much for non-ideological foreign policy.

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 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.