Robert George is currently the associate editorial page editor for the New York Post. He writes several editorials a 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. Other written work has appeared in National Review, The New Republic, and Reason.
Previously, George served as director of coalitions for the Republican National Committee, acting as party liaison to diverse business, ethnic, and interest groups. From January 1995 through May 1998, he served as special assistant and senior writer to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich. In 1994, he was a legislative assistant to former Congressman Michael Huffington (R-CA), overseeing issues such as crime, welfare, immigration, telecommunications, and transportation.
Contemporaneous with his professional full-time career, George has held sideline occupations as a researcher, disc jockey, and freelance writer. An occasional stand-up comedian and improviser, he has appeared at venues such as Stand-Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club, and The Laugh Factory.
His international activities have included participating in conferences in Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium; monitoring elections in Nigeria; reporting on slavery in Sudan; and leading a fact-finding mission to Israel.
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. Johnís College in Annapolis, Maryland, he resides in New York City. His interests include reading, cultural analysis, and a proclivity for withering puns.