James Hohmann

Washington, D.C.

Editorial writer and columnist specializing in domestic policy and politics

Education: Stanford University, B.A. in History

James Hohmann is a Washington Post editorial writer and columnist specializing in domestic policy and politics. He is also chief commentator for The Post’s video team, offering analysis during all live coverage. And he is a Stanford University lecturer, teaching courses on campaigns and Congress. Hohmann first joined The Post in 2008 and returned to the newspaper in 2015 after six years at Politico. He previously served as a national political correspondent, authored The Daily 202 newsletter, hosted The Big Idea podcast and anchored PowerPost, a newsroom vertical focused on the intersection
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      How Republicans plan to make a comeback in New England

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      The Pennsylvania Democrat with a winning message on crime

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      Ken Paxton is America’s worst attorney general. He’ll win anyway.

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