James Hohmann writes a twice-weekly column for The Washington Post. In his previous role as a national political correspondent, he was the author of The Daily 202, The Post's flagship political newsletter; the voice of The Big Idea podcast, the paper's premier morning news audio briefing; and the anchor of PowerPost, a vertical focused on the intersection of politics and policy. Hohmann covered local news for The Post in the aughts and returned in 2015 after six years at Politico. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News and San Jose Mercury News. A historian by training, Hohmann grew up in Apple Valley, Minn., and graduated with honors from Stanford University.