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.
There Are No Moderate Democratic Presidential Candidates For 2020

In a party that is tilting hard to the left, moderation in the 2020 race is now a function of personality, not policy stances, which must inevitably cater to radicals.

Democrats’ Denial Over The Lack Of Russian Collusion Could Re-Elect Trump

Doubling down on accusations and demanding the un-redacted Mueller report is no substitute for collusion myths, but Democrats’ inability to let it go helps the president.

Dropping Jussie Smollett Charges Says It’s Okay To Lie If You’re Woke

The miscarriage of justice in the hate crime hoax speaks volumes about the way identity politics has created a new form of entitlement.

What’s Behind Israel And Poland’s Current Spat Over The Holocaust

A quarrel about the Holocaust and victim status is an avoidable tragedy between two countries that should be allies.

Why Howard Schultz Is A Real Threat To Democrats’ 2020 Chances

The former Starbucks CEO’s talk of an independent centrist run for president is good news for Republicans and a warning for Democrats.

Is Elizabeth Warren The Democrats’ 2020 Version of Jeb Bush?

The would-be frontrunner was the first to announce for president but the explanations for why Elizabeth Warren can’t win are already baked into her campaign cake.

If Russian Bot Tactics Didn’t Defeat Roy Moore, They Didn’t Defeat Hillary Clinton

Alabama Democrats imitated Russia’s 2016 social media tactics, proving that both parties will cheat but not that such tactics actually work.

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?