Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times

Jonah Goldberg

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Jonah:

Column: Pence is railing against GOP populism but he's too late

Now a presidential candidate, Pence is paying homage to Reagan and raising alarm about the threat of a 'populist movement.' → Read More

Column: How comment section trolls took over the Republican Party

Here's the dilemma for GOP candidates: They have to win over the crowd having a conversation that the rest of the country finds too nasty to join. → Read More

Column: Tucker Carlson, not just Trump, damaged conservatism

Right-wing groups have shifted from Reaganism to "Tuckerism," thanks to the former TV host's populist fear-mongering. → Read More

Column: Crime follows national trends in the U.S. But it requires local solutions

Social media makes our country feel like a bickering small town. But to fix systemic problems, we should add more nuance to the debate. → Read More

The Trump indictment is a warning for Republicans

For all the talk about how this indictment helps Trump solidify Republican support, it hurts the party’s prospects in 2024. → Read More

Column: Congress may be out of touch with technology, but the concerns over TikTok are right

If China had a different political system, and different political ambitions, few would care about the national security issues raised by TikTok. → Read More

Column: Trump's Stormy Daniels payoff could finally get him indicted. But should it?

Trump's personal behavior is shocking, but the New York case against him seems politically motivated rather than legally sound. → Read More

Column: Following the law on Jan. 6 was the least Pence could do. Why are we praising him?

Mike Pence finally expressed his outrage toward Trump, but he should have presented the facts to Congress to help penalize the former president. → Read More

Meet America’s most delicate snowflake — the Fox News viewer

Humor is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s hard not to chuckle at all the mockery of ‘safe spaces’ now. → Read More

Fox News viewers turn out to be snowflakes who can't take the truth

Fox believed that protecting its brand as a safe space for the MAGA audience was more important than reporting the news. → Read More

Goldberg: How the US can turn China from a foe into a friendly competitor

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party held its first hearing this week. In interviews and joint statements Chair Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, and ranking member... → Read More

Column: How the U.S. can turn China from a foe into a friendly competitor

The economic threat from China is overblown. It's Xi's authoritarian regime that's the problem for America. → Read More

Goldberg: ‘Buy American’ might sound good, but it’s bipartisan folly

You hear it all the time, including from me: Our politics is too partisan, too polarized, too divided. Why can’t both parties work together for the common good? But it’s worth pointing out that sometimes... → Read More

Column: What does 'buy American' really mean?

Democrats and Republicans are embracing economic nationalism, but its policies work against consumers and taxpayers. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis may be the one Republican voters want now. Can he make that last?

Remember how Scott Walker flamed out, but know that DeSantis is different. → Read More

Column: Ron DeSantis may be the one Republican voters want now. Can he make that last?

The Florida governor's popularity brings back memories of Scott Walker, whose 'anointed one' status fizzled. Will the GOP learn from that cautionary tale? → Read More

Goldberg: Ukraine’s fight benefits US national security. The House GOP is on the wrong side

We are entering the 12th month of a “special military operation” that was supposed to be over in well under 12 days. The Kremlin even told Russian officers to pack dress uniforms and medals for the intended... → Read More

Helping Ukraine defeat Putin with more weapons is in the U.S. interest

Not supplying these weapons earlier was actually provocative to Putin. That allowed him to wage a missile war on Ukrainian population centers in hopes of beating Ukraine into submission. → Read More

Column: Biden should admit to mistakes in his classified documents scandal

There are differences between how Biden and Trump have dealt with classified records. But Democrats shouldn't try to brush off the president's shortcomings. → Read More

Goldberg: GOP’s deficit reduction is a cynical performative gesture

For several years now, I’ve been told that the old consensus of fiscal conservatism and limited government was dead. So, you might think I’m delighted by the sudden rebirth of tea party-style budget-cutting zeal on... → Read More