Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times

Jonah Goldberg

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Jonah:

Column: Giving Ukraine cluster munitions is morally defensible

Biden is right about providing cluster bombs to help fight Russia's invasion. The morality of weapons depends partly on the context in which they're used. → Read More

Column: Why blocking Biden's student loan forgiveness plan is healthy for politics

The Supreme Court didn’t rule that student debt can’t be forgiven; it merely said that government has to do it right or don't do it at all. → Read More

Wagner Group's attempted coup in Russia shows a real crack in Putin's power

Russia's autocracy may be strong, but its history tells us that when the perception of power is shaken, it can lead to a real collapse of leadership. → Read More

Why do Americans think life was better 50 years ago?

Nostalgia, a constant in U.S. history, has people longing for the era of 'stagflation,' the Vietnam War and Watergate. → Read More

Column: Republicans wanted Clinton prosecuted for her emails. And now they defend Trump?

Conservatives' two defenses of Trump on the latest indictment are that he didn't do anything wrong and that it doesn't matter even if he did. → Read More

Why Trump's childish bullying of his Republican opponents works

Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and most other contenders operate under the quaint assumption that GOP voters care more about winning than about their emotional attachment to Trump. → Read More

Goldberg: Why 'Bud Lighting' isn't stopping any time soon

The beer boycott tanked Bud Light’s sales and stock price. But 'anti-woke' activists don't need that kind of payoff to keep stoking LGBTQ+ outrage. → Read More

Opinion: Can Republicans be persuaded to vote for someone other than Trump?

Tim Scott, Ron DeSantis and other Republican candidates need to reeducate voters if they want a chance at beating the former president in the primary. → Read More

Column: Did Title 42's end cause chaos at Mexico border?

The Biden administration seems to spend more effort struggling with the messaging of the border crisis than the actual crisis. → Read More

If voters don't want Biden or Trump, the system is broken

Our political decision-making processes are designed to make sure popular passions don't overpower reason with demagoguery, but none of that is happening. → 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