Josh Hammer

Opinion Editor, Newsweek; Research Fellow, Edmund Burke Foundation; syndicated columnist

Josh Hammer is opinion editor of Newsweek, a research fellow with the Edmund Burke Foundation, counsel and policy advisor for the Internet Accountability Project, a syndicated columnist through Creators and a contributing editor for Anchoring Truths. A frequent pundit and essayist on political, legal and cultural issues, Josh is a constitutional attorney by training and the co-host of two podcasts: Newsweek's "The Debate" and the Edmund Burke Foundation's "NatCon Squad."  

An outspoken conservative, Josh opines on conservative intellectual trends, contemporary domestic and foreign policy debates, constitutional and legal issues, and the intersection of law, politics and culture. He has been published by many leading outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York PostNewsweekNational AffairsAmerican AffairsThe National InterestNational ReviewFirst ThingsCity JournalPublic DiscourseTablet MagazineDeseret MagazineThe SpectatorThe American MindThe American ConservativeAmerican GreatnessAmerican CompassTownhallThe Daily WireThe Epoch TimesFortuneFox BusinessThe Jerusalem PostThe Times of IsraelThe ForwardJewish Telegraphic Agency and the Jewish Journal. He has also had legal scholarship published by the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the University of St. Thomas Law Journal

Josh is a college campus speaker through Young America's Foundation and a law school campus speaker through the Federalist Society. Prior to Newsweek and The Daily Wire, where he was an editor, Josh worked at a large law firm and clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Josh has also served as a John Marshall Fellow with the Claremont Institute.  

Josh graduated from Duke University, where he majored in economics, and from the University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Miami, but remains an active member of the State Bar of Texas.