Richard Cohen

Opinion writerNew York

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The world exonerates the criminals for attacking Israel.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Since 1948, the Jewish state has fought for its existence.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Members of Congress who are in the thrall of the National Rifle Association would appreciate how wonderful it would be to have a chamber of armed men and women.

  • Jul 21, 2014

And anything is what they believe of the Clintons and Obamas.

  • Jul 14, 2014

The Corleone family reinvents itself on Wall Street.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Its anti-global warming stance may be rooted in an anti-establishment fervor.

  • Jun 30, 2014

A war without a cinematic ingredient cautions us still about the power of movements.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Other than avoiding war, it’s hard to know what he wants.

  • Jun 16, 2014

The story of two POWs — Louis Zamperini and Bowe Bergdahl.

  • Jun 9, 2014

There is ample evidence to wonder why the parents of a deserter were invited to the White House, where they engaged in a huggy session with the president of the United States.

  • Jun 4, 2014

The president tries to excuse the inexcusable.

  • Jun 2, 2014

Clinton tends to act like she’s hiding something. So people believe that she is.

  • May 26, 2014

An HBO movie about the AIDS epidemic shows how far we’ve come.

  • May 19, 2014

What do Republicans think another congressional hearing will prove?

  • May 12, 2014

Prayers announce to nonbelievers that this place — this city council meeting, this courtroom — is not yours.

  • May 6, 2014

He should take the lead in opposing the death penalty.

  • May 5, 2014

To move toward Middle East peace, anti-Semitism must be repudiated.

  • Apr 28, 2014

Now the Russians are making WWII comparisons.

  • Apr 21, 2014

If Rand Paul is the best option, that shows how far the party has sunk.

  • Apr 14, 2014

The former defense secretary does not confront the hard questions about the Iraq war.

  • Apr 7, 2014
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About Richard

Richard Cohen writes a weekly political column for The Washington Post. He also contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Cohen joined The Post in 1968 as a reporter and covered night police, city hall, education, state government and national politics. As the paper’s chief Maryland correspondent, he was one of two reporters who broke the story of the investigation of former Vice President Agnew. In 1976, he began writing a column that ran on the front of the Metro section. His columns have appeared on the op-ed page of The Post since 1984. He is the author, with Jules Witcover, of “A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew ” (1974). He has received the Sigma Delta Chi and Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Awards for his investigative reporting.