Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

A couple of years ago Jonah Goldberg wrote about visiting Pointe du Hoc. (I had a similar reaction at Missionary Ridge in Tennessee about a battle in a different war.) Goldberg: If you didn’t know, Pointe du Hoc is the highest spot between Utah and Omaha beaches and the Germans had artillery batteries there that […]

Shhh. It’s a secret investigation. @EdMorrissey you sure it's not a Wisconsin prosecutors drone? — Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) April 24, 2015 Print this entry

In his syndicated column, Jonah Goldberg questions whether Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is ready for “prime time,” and suggests that he better get ready. Walker’s defenders, and they are legion, will tell you that he never planned on being a top-tier candidate this soon. It’s a sign of his broad appeal, the grass-roots hostility to […]

Jonah Goldberg understands the secret of Governor Scott Walker’s sudden front-runner status: The big deal is the vanilla factor (which sounds like a terribly boring spy novel). According to the Register story that accompanied the poll, 51 percent of caucus-goers want an “anti-establishment candidate without a lot of ties to Washington or Wall Street who […]

“I recently watched The Bachelor for the first time in a decade and in the process I felt IQ points evaporating off me like au jus under an Arby’s heat lamp.” – Jonah Goldberg, “Who Are the Anti-Speech Fundamentalists?” The Goldberg File 1/9/2015 Seriously, I may have to pay Goldberg royalties and use that sometime. […]

Meanwhile, a big part of the reason why carbon-based humanoids like Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga generate so much buzz is that they are simply missing the gene that allows them to be embarrassed for themselves. Of course, Cyrus’s fans aren’t embarrassed for her, they love her “incredibly brave” (translation: utterly manufactured and banal) taboo-breaking. […]

Conservatives have been debating how to engage the popular culture for some time now, and that debate became more pronounced after the Governor Mitt Rommney’s loss to President Barack Obama in the last election. Jonah Goldberg, in his latest “Goldberg File,” I think captures a lot of my thinking on the subject. The thing I […]

New AP style book ban on “illegal immigrant” probably couldn’t be announced yesterday on account of April Fool’s. — Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) April 2, 2013 Print this entry

James Burnham famously said that when there is no alternative there is no problem. If free speech in America causes a comparative handful of zealots to want to murder Americans, the correct response is to protect Americans from those zealots (something the Obama administration abjectly failed to do in Libya) and relentlessly seek the punishment […]

Jonah Goldberg’s syndicated column is about how political rhetoric is not leading to more political violence, but political rhetoric is making violence more political. It’s an interesting take on the subject, one I would pick a minor nit with. While mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. […]