David Von Drehle

Kansas City

Deputy opinion editor and columnist focusing on national affairs and politics
David Von Drehle is a deputy opinion editor and columnist for The Post, where he writes about national affairs and politics from a home base in the Midwest. He joined The Post in 2017 after a decade at Time magazine, where he wrote more than 60 cover stories as editor-at-large. During a previous stint at The Post, Von Drehle served as a writer and editor on the National staff, in Style, and at the magazine. He is the author of a number of books, including the award-winning bestseller “Triangle: The Fire That Changed America.” He lives in Kansas City with his wife, journalist Karen Ball, and th
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What a family trunk and a sea of cast-off backpacks say about America

All of us who come from elsewhere owe it to the past to think hard on what we share with today’s immigrants.

March 3, 2023

LeBron James’s greatness goes beyond points scored

James is about to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record. But he’s like Abdul-Jabbar in far more important ways.

February 8, 2023

Please, Biden, do us all a favor: Skip the State of the Union speech

State of the Union addresses are hackneyed, misleading, self-serving and dull. And the Constitution doesn't even require them.

February 5, 2023

Yes, I’m a Kansas City Chiefs fan. I’m also a traitor.

When I moved to Kansas City, I vowed to remain quietly loyal to Denver. But now? There’s no turning back.

January 27, 2023

If the Mar-a-Lago case collapses? Disaster dodged, America.

After the discovery of classified documents in President Biden’s garage, an indictment of Donald Trump seems highly unlikely. I'm relieved.

January 13, 2023

Lisa Marie Presley, the King’s doomed princess

Lisa Marie Presley grew up among lives starved by celebrity and stunted by fame.

January 13, 2023

Benedict was America’s pope

As Pope John Paul II's lieutenant, then as his successor, Joseph Ratzinger changed American Catholicism with profound impacts on today's politics.

December 31, 2022

Rising to a historic destiny, Zelensky embodies America’s values

The smug fools in the House chamber who disdained his speech will never approach his greatness.

December 23, 2022

How long till people stop falling for ‘founder’ hype?

America’s rapture over ultra-rich founders dates to the founders. But this latest generation hasn’t earned it.

December 16, 2022

The tragedy of Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker could be basking in his former athletic glory, but he came into the orbit of that serial destroyer of other people’s reputations, Donald Trump.

December 6, 2022