Jim Geraghty

Washington, D.C.

Contributing columnist
Jim Geraghty is National Review’s senior political correspondent, where he writes the daily “Morning Jolt” newsletter, among other writing duties. He’s the author of the novel "The Weed Agency" (a Washington Post bestseller), the nonfiction "Heavy Lifting" with Cam Edwards and "Voting to Kill," as well as the Dangerous Clique series of thriller novels. In 2019, he made presentations about foreign disinformation campaigns on social media and tools to counter propaganda to the Austrian National Defense Academy, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the University of Vienna an
Latest from Jim Geraghty

If the GOP ever tires of anger wars, Tim Scott could have a shot in 2024

The South Carolina senator has a happy warrior's disposition. And his prominent Christian faith could help him win in the Iowa caucuses.

March 16, 2023

Manchin for president? As Biden would say, Come on, man!

Running as a Democrat, in a party where he's detested? No way. As a Republican? No love there, either. An independent? That's where it could get interesting.

March 8, 2023

How CPAC turned into a circus with Trump as ringmaster

No DeSantis, Pence or Youngkin, but attendees will be able to see the My Pillow guy and an assortment of sore losers, including a certain former president.

March 2, 2023

Biden better be ready to back up warnings about Chinese arms for Russia

An administration official warns about a "red line." The world remembers how that went with Obama and Syria's use of chemical weapons.

February 28, 2023

Who’s-toughest-on-China looms as a 2024 Republican campaign theme

The likely GOP candidates challenging Donald Trump will be eager to show their distance from the former president — and the current one.

February 13, 2023

Please, Gov. Sununu, set a GOP example and stay out of the 2024 race

New Hampshire's governor and other Republicans are flirting with a 2016 repeat, splintering the vote for non-Trump candidates.

February 1, 2023

At last, some bipartisanship on federal workers returning to the office

Republicans in Congress and now Washington's Democratic mayor agree. President Biden's 2023 State of the Union should make good on his promise in last year's.

January 25, 2023

Hey, does so much of this stuff really need to be classified?

Buried in the Trump and Biden controversies is this nugget of truth: The federal government should classify less material and declassify more material faster.

January 16, 2023

Never mind Biden in El Paso. The real story is Polis in Colorado.

Chicago and New York mayors are not happy about busing migrants to their cities. Maybe it's time for a bipartisan rethink about border security.

January 9, 2023

How did politics get so awful? I blame MTV circa 1992.

The "Rock the Vote" campaign helped usher in the dispiriting era of politics as entertainment. Making politics boring again would be good for the country.

January 4, 2023