Jonathan S. Tobin
Jonathan S. Tobin
Jonathan S. Tobin
Jonathan S. Tobin is editor in chief of and a contributing writer for National Review. Follow him on Twitter.
Hosting Ron Chernow At Their Dinner Won’t Fix What’s Wrong With The Media

Ron Chernow won’t save the White House Correspondents dinner, but the break from left-wing rants masquerading as comedy illustrates how partisanship is killing journalism.

Why Never Trumpers’ Attack On The Federalist Society Is Disingenuous And Foolhardy

Checks and Balance’s attempt to pose as a moral alternative to the Federalist Society and others who support the Trump administration is disingenuous.

New York Times Editorial Board Rewrites History To Criticize Kavanaugh Confirmation

The editorial board’s revision of the history of the Robert Bork hearings reveals a glaring double standard for Republicans and Democrats on the subject of playing by the rules.

Democrats’ Crusade Against Voter ID Is Barely Masked Racism

The notion that blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans or farmers are less capable than anybody else of complying with such a simple regulation is as absurd as it is insulting.

Rage When Trump Targets Media, Crickets When De Blasio Targets Media

The same journalists who come unstuck over President Trump’s criticism of outlets like CNN gloss right over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s criticism of Fox News.

Baseball Fans Clap Back At Online Mobs Out For Players’ Careers Over Teenage Tweets

A career death penalty for a tweet seems egregious especially when the same guardians of public morality are extolling those who offend public sensibilities in other ways.

Here’s Why The Right Shouldn’t Excuse Trump’s Performance At Helsinki

Republicans aren’t abandoning their party or surrendering to the Democrats. But neither should they feel compelled to defend the indefensible on Russia.

While Republicans Disavow Corey Stewart, Democrats Amass Behind Leslie Cockburn

Democrats have their own liability running for office in Virginia, but it’s not likely she will get the same kind of exposure that Corey Stewart will from an unfriendly media.

Never Trumpers Finally Admit They’re Effectively Spiteful Democrats

It’s not as if it was a great secret, but last week’s New York Times feature about the open ties between prominent conservative critics of President Donald Trump and liberals made it official.

Why The Left Will Finally Admit They Want To Repeal The Second Amendment

Gun control advocates rarely state their views so bluntly, but they think Second Amendment rights should be sacrificed solely to assuage their fears.

No, Illegal Immigrants Do Not Share The Plight Of Holocaust Victims

To speak as though the plight of even the most sympathetic illegal immigrants is analogous to the plight of Jews during the Holocaust is simply egregious.

Liberals Are Fine With Teens Rearranging The Constitution, But Don’t Trust Them With Guns

The willingness of the survivors to push for gun control has transformed them into idols of an anti-gun mainstream media.

Can The Trump Deregulatory Boom Save The GOP In 2018?

When even The New York Times concedes administration policy is leading to an investment surge, is it time to admit Trump has helped the economy?

CNN’s Self-Congratulation Orgy After Trump’s Latest Attack Only Illustrates His Point

The network responded to President Trump’s gibe by portraying it as the home of hero journalists, but that doesn’t answer questions about its biased reporting and panels.

President Trump Is Right: Chuck Schumer Is A Hypocrite On Iran

His Iran flip-flop shows that even New York Democrats see the anti-Trump resistance as a higher priority than restraining the ayatollahs.

The Gun Control Debate Is Pointless Until Liberals Admit They Want To Repeal The Second Amendment

Liberals are using the Las Vegas atrocity to encourage federal gun control, but their real problem is with the Second Amendment.

What Do Dems Know About Climate That New York Times Columnists Don’t?

Democrats may have read The New York Times’ analysis of the connection between hurricanes and climate change and realized scientists know very little about it.

New York Times Veers Into Denier Territory In Questioning Harvey’s Link To Climate Change

The New York Times informed us the connection between climate change and hurricanes wasn’t clear. That’s the kind of skepticism that gets serious people branded ‘deniers.’

Now That We Know Football Hurts Athletes, Should We Keep Watching?

It’s time for football fans to consider the morality of a sport that turns young athletes into middle-aged corpses, racked by dementia and disabilities.

Why Chris Christie Finally Crossed The Line From Populism Into Arrogance

Gov. Chris Christie’s ability to rise above controversy is at an end. Therein hangs a lesson for all politicians about the difference between populism and arrogance.