"This is something we should politicize," President Obama said last week after the gun massacre in Oregon. "It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic." Jonah Goldberg is annoyed that Obama said this even though he's routinely spoken out against politicizing issues in the past. Show More Summary
JONAH GOLDBERG: Saturday Night Live donates to Hillary campaign: Democratic candidates lean on media and entertainment friends for campaign coverage they want to deny Republicans.
I ask and Jonah Goldberg answers, in my new Bookmonger podcast.
(Steven Hayward) In this second installment of our conversation with Jonah Goldberg, Jonah recounts finishing college and living as an ex-pat in Prague, where the largest difficulties were finding good toilet paper and deciding whether...Show More Summary
To the editor: I actually laughed out loud when I read Jonah Goldberg's statement that President Obama treats Congress with contempt. ("Give Newt Gingrich the gavel,” Opinion, Sept 29)Hey Jonah, are you talking about the Republican members of Congress who pledged from Day One that their main goal...
(Steven Hayward) A few weeks back when Jonah Goldberg and I were cruising the Baltic Sea attempting to spot Putin’s subs, undermine Russian autocracy, and re-enacting the Kronstadt rebellion as we sailed close by that memorial of early...Show More Summary
VOLKSWAGEN: WHEN THE GLEICHSCHALTUNG COMES FULL CIRCLE: “Gleichschaltung is a German word (in case you couldn’t have guessed) borrowed from electrical engineering,” as Jonah Goldberg wrote in 2010: It means “coordination.” The German National Socialists (Nazis) used the concept to get every institution to sing from the same hymnal. If a fraternity or business embraced […]
Up front I will admit to being a fan of Jonah Goldberg. "Conservatives in the Mist" is a staple reference in my writing and I don't let the fact that his mother banned me from commenting or her site affect the respect that I have for his writing and insights. Show More Summary
To the editor: Jonah Goldberg's column on the unsuitability of Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's standard bearer is a perfect example of making arguments based on the omission of the truth. ("Is Joe Biden really the answer to Democrats' problems?," Op-Ed, Sept. 15)
Shockingly, Warmists get upset when I refer to them as Progressives, which were termed “nice fascists” by Jonah Goldberg in his book “Liberal Fascism”. The nice part refers to them
JONAH GOLDBERG: In the Left’s Story Of Government, The State Is Always The Hero.
RICK PERRY SUSPENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: Perry continued GWB’s successful governorship of Texas. As Jonah Goldberg quipped in 2010, given Perry’s role in propping up the Obama economy, “if Obama’s policies are responsible for job creation, shouldn’t we be seeing some more uniform job growth across the whole country? Why is the job-creator-in-chief so playing favorites […]
Regarding Donald Trump’s domination of the GOP presidential contest, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg has recently remarked: “Well, if this is the conservative movement now, I guess you’re going to have to count me out.” In response,...Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) One of the most lacerating comments about Mitt Romney in 2012 was that he spoke “conservatism like a second language.” (Still not certain whether Jonah Goldberg or Charles Krauthammer originated the phrase, but I think...Show More Summary
Jonah Goldberg attacks the flawed thinking of Donald Trump supporters, but not its earlier iterations on the populist right.
BEHOLD THE TRUMPEN PROLETARIAT: “No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative,” Jonah Goldberg exclaims. Is he right? RELATED: “Today’s column by arch-leftist Paul Krugman is titled, ‘Trump Is Right on Economics.’ Krugman’s theme is that of all the Republican presidential candidates, Trumps’s views on the economy are closest to Krugman’s.” What could go […]
Yesterday I mentioned Jonah Goldberg's essay about his angst over conservatives of his acquaintance 'embracing' Trump. In retrospect, it seems as though he pointed towards a guy from Breitbart because otherwise he might be hitting close to home. Show More Summary
The problem with the eggheads in the GOP is that they’re too busy trying to be keepers of the “conservative gate”. They think its incumbent upon them to explain for
From Jonah Goldberg, in an epic lament about the trumpenproletariat's crush on Donald Trump and the willingness of mainstream conservatives to pander to it: Every principle used to defend Trump is subjective, graded on a curve. Trump is like a cat trained to piss in a human toilet. Show More Summary
A SCHOOL’S RATIONALE FOR BANNING SUPERHERO LUNCHBOXES COULDN’T BE MORE MORALLY CONFUSED, Jonah Goldberg writes: If you know anything about superheroes, the underlying morality is pretty much everything. Supervillains use their powers for evil ends. Superheroes use theirs to protect the vulnerable and uphold the good. Teaching kids that there’s no difference between the two […]