Richard Cohen
Richard Cohen
Opinion Writer

Richard Cohen writes a weekly political column that appears on Tuesdays. 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.

Latest by Richard Cohen

The GOP’s amateur hour

The GOP’s amateur hour

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

Rumsfeld’s unknowns

Rumsfeld’s unknowns

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

Dave Camp’s exit draws a mean jab from Democrats

Why did the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee feel the need to make a partisan remark over a Republican’s retirement?

A moral car wreck

A moral car wreck

GM’s handling of the Chevrolet Cobalt recall is shameful.