Robert A. George is currently associate editorial page editor for the New York Post. He writes several editorials each week on a diverse array of social and political topics, book reviews, and occasional op-eds. He is also the editor of the blog Ragged Thots. A regular political commentator, he has appeared on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NPR, and other media outlets. His work has appeared in National Review, The New Republic, and Reason. In 2009, he wrote a daily political column for NBC local media sites.
Previously, George served as director of coalitions for the Republican National Committee, acting as party liaison to various businesses, ethnic, and interest groups. From January 1995 through May 1998, he served as special assistant and senior writer to then-Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich.
Contemporaneous with his professional full-time career, George has held sideline occupations as a researcher, disk jockey, and freelance writer. An occasional stand-up comedian and improviser, he has appeared at venues such as Comix, Gotham Comedy Club, and Comic Strip Live. International travel has included: participation in trans-Atlantic conferences in Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium; election monitoring in Nigeria; reporting on slavery in Sudan; and fact-finding missions to Israel and China.
George was born on the Caribbean island-country of Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Great Britain and the United States. A graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, he resides in New York City. His interests include reading, cultural analysis, and a proclivity for withering puns.