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Jim Geraghty (/ˈɡɛrəti/) is the senior political correspondent of National Review and author of several books. In addition to writing for National Review, Geraghty 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 first 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. He wrote the novel The Weed Agency, published by Crown Forum in June 2014, and coauthored Heavy Lifting with Cam Edwards, published by Regnery in October 2015.

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 a daily 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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-19. Retrieved 2007-01-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Gerahty's list of expired Obama statements as of March 29, 2010
  3. ^ Google search of Campaign Spot posts

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