Jim Geraghty

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Jim Geraghty (/ˈɡɛrəti/) is a conservative blogger and regular contributor to National Review Online and National Review. In addition to writing columns for National Review, Geraghty also blogs for National Review Online and is a former reporter for States News Service.


During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Geraghty was often critical of Democratic Party presidential candidate John Kerry. At the time his weblog used the name "The Kerry Spot". It was later renamed "TKS". Geraghty reported on the Killian documents and Rathergate stories on a daily basis on behalf of National Review and was critical of CBS and Dan Rather. Geraghty was one of the self described Pajamahadeen.

Starting in March 2005, Geraghty posted to TKS from Turkey, where he lived as an expatriate. In January 2007, he moved from TKS to a new blog, originally named "The Hillary Spot",[1] but since renamed to "The Campaign Spot".

Geraghty's book, Voting to Kill: How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership (Touchstone, September 2006, ISBN 0-7432-9042-9) argues that national security and safety in the face of terrorist threats is the key issue in U.S. politics.

Geraghty frequently mentions his maxim "All statements from Barack Obama come with an expiration date. All of them."[2][3] This recurring theme in his writing is sometimes known as "Geraghty's Rule."

Geraghty also produces for National Review an email newsletter, The Morning Jolt. The Jolt is a daily round up of news and opinion from around the web, with Geraghty frequently seasoning the topic under discussion with his own opinions.

Geraghty has been a diehard fan of the New York Jets since the 1980s. He has discussed his love of the team and given his perspective on their current direction during several guest appearances on podcasts at the popular Jets website turnonthejets.com.


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