Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan is the opinion editor at National Review. As a William F. Buckley Fellow at the National Review Institute from 2011 to 2013, he covered a special election in New York’s ninth congressional district, sparred with Senator Rand Paul over who should run the Federal Reserve, and became very familiar with Mitt Romney’s tax returns. In addition to editorial decision making, he writes on economic and fiscal policy, along with a sprinkling of foreign affairs. He also works as a part-time assistant for Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.

He received a degree in Classics with high honors from Harvard College, where he was managing editor of The Harvard Salient, competed on the sailing team, and served as chancellor of the Knights of Columbus council. In 2013, he was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. His work has been cited by, among others, Forbes, The Economist, The Week, and Real Clear Politics. He has appeared on Fox Business Network, Canada’s Sun News (peace be upon it), Al Jazeera America, and a wide range of radio programs.