Every Wednesday and Friday Jonah Goldberg draws on his deep understanding of American history, culture and conservatism to analyze politics and policy.

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Time to Hide the Sausage-Making

Too much transparency is unhealthy for our politics.

Who Wants to Buy a Monorail?

The soft utopianism of easy choices.

The Trout in Robert Menendez’s Milk

Too many politicians feel no shame, much less express it.

Uniform Stupidity

Our institutions are so weak that they cannot tell anyone to grow up and play by the rules.

Why Rome?

Because, among other things, it’s cool.

Too Old For This

On Biden’s lies, Romney’s goodbyes, and populism’s allies.

Base Assumptions

Why identity politics and the ‘Real America’ fallacy are bad for our politics.

The Liberation of the Self-Anointed

On the radical zealotry of the right today.

Holy Bovines

On Vivek Ramaswamy, Social Security, and the Iowa State Fair.

Xi’s Republic of China

China’s experiment with market-based economics didn’t negate the problems of one-party rule. It merely delayed them.

If Life Was a Movie

A weird trick that helps me identify the real-world protagonists.

Who Will Stop Him?

We shouldn’t have to be debating whether the 14th Amendment disqualifies Trump from office.

Trump’s Unconstitutional Enterprise

There’s no reason to cling to the presumption of innocence on his moral and historical culpability.

Rage Against the Elites

Political controversies about music are boring.

In Defense of Onerousness

Do we really have to debate whether it’s good to shield kids from pornography?

Optical Delusions

The truth of the 2020 election was there for Trump to see. He just didn’t want to.