Latest from James Hohmann
  • Opinion

Biden wasn’t really ready ‘on Day 1.’ His stumble on refugee numbers shows why.

At 78, Biden has spent as much time close to power as anyone in Washington, but he has no meaningful prior experience as a chief executive.
  • Apr 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Republicans will keep up the craziness until they pay a real price

The incentives for normal behavior are warped.
  • Apr 14, 2021
  • Opinion

Derek Chauvin’s dope-fiend defense is part of an old playbook. But it’s outdated.

Why the defense effort to make George Floyd's drug use a central issue might not work as well as it has in past cases involving police.
  • Apr 9, 2021
  • Opinion

Policing is not really on trial in Minnesota. That’s too bad.

The fundamental tension at the Derek Chauvin trial: Is he a bad apple or is there a bigger problem with policing?
  • Apr 6, 2021
  • Opinion

Bystanders could not save Floyd’s life, but their testimony can shape his legacy

Silence, in the face of abuse of power, is complicity.
  • Mar 31, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden’s news conference shows why he needs Trump

The former president's usefulness as a foil is going to diminish over time.
  • Mar 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Why Supreme Court proceedings shouldn’t be televised

Cameras in Congress changed the institution. Don't do that to the Supreme Court.
  • Mar 24, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden is planning for a Great Society 2.0

During the campaign, the president talked about being like FDR. Now, he is channeling his inner LBJ.
  • Mar 17, 2021
  • Opinion

How Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark plans to navigate a polarized Washington

These are rough roads to cross, but if Clark cannot, the Chamber will find itself a lobby without a party.
  • Mar 13, 2021
  • Opinion

Roy Blunt wanted compromise and cordiality. He couldn’t survive the Trump GOP’s descent.

Roy Blunt's decision to retire and what it tells us about today's GOP
  • Mar 10, 2021