Greg Sargent

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist covering national politics

Education: Hunter College, BA in English

Greg Sargent is a columnist. He joined The Washington Post in 2010, after stints at Talking Points Memo, New York Magazine and the New York Observer. He lives in Maryland with his wife, son and daughter.
Latest from Greg Sargent

Awful new details about the Durham probe demand a serious response

With the House GOP spewing propaganda, Senate Democrats must show that real probes of genuine abuses are possible.

January 30, 2023

New fears about Ron DeSantis’s book crackdowns show his odious game

The deliberate vagueness of laws restricting teachers leads to confusion.

January 27, 2023

Biden’s devious plan to break the MAGA fever just might work

How massive federal spending in Trump country could blunt the populist backlash.

January 25, 2023

4 big ways Democrats can unmask MAGA extremism — and help the country

Deep GOP divisions on immigration create an opening for Democrats to do something constructive.

January 23, 2023

One of MAGA’s biggest fantasies faces a brutal reality check

The land of right-wing make believe collides with immigration's real-world complexities.

January 20, 2023

Blue states can show us a way out of red state culture-war madness

How Democrats can counter red state reactionary mania.

January 19, 2023

Biden just outmaneuvered MAGA Republicans — and they barely noticed

A new policy to protect migrant workers exposes the absurdity of MAGA.

January 17, 2023

Church Committee aide rips House Republicans: ‘A sad spectacle’

A top staffer on the Church Committee calls the new GOP efforts "a sad spectacle."

January 12, 2023

To defeat Trumpism, stop letting MAGA stunts drive the debate

How Democrats can fight back against GOP border demagoguery.

January 11, 2023

Kevin McCarthy reveals how the MAGA House will protect Trump

Republicans will surely weaponize the oversight process in bad faith on Donald Trump's behalf.

January 9, 2023