James Hohmann

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering politics, policy, the law and other matters

Education: Stanford University, B.A. in History

James Hohmann writes an opinion 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,
Latest from James Hohmann

What Biden can teach the king

Both in their 70s, the two men might find they have a great deal in common, at least in this moment.

September 16, 2022

Republicans retreat on abortion, for now

Republicans are trying to abandon their pro-life positions. Will it work?

September 1, 2022

In New York, Democrats chart a new, centrist course

Dan Goldman does not have the standard profile of a Democratic congressman from Manhattan.

August 24, 2022

Trump’s anti-FBI rhetoric will take a real-life toll

What is dumber than "defund the police'? "Defund the FBI."

August 19, 2022

In Wisconsin, democracy itself is on the ballot

Here's why the governor's race in the Badger State is the new front line.

August 11, 2022

After Kansas, Democrats see an opportunity

Democrats need to figure out how to frame races between politicians as referendums on women’s rights.

August 3, 2022

Aug. 2 offers GOP a chance to reject malignant strains of Trumpism

It might not be enough to break the MAGA fever gripping the party, but it might be a start along a more sustainable path.

July 20, 2022

The risky game the Democrats are playing

Democrats: stop subsidizing your most extreme rivals.

July 18, 2022

The summer’s hottest flick? The DeSantis-Newsom buddy movie.

Both are hoping their parties are ready for the next generation of leadership.

July 15, 2022

Busting the filibuster for abortion now is madness

Get a grip, Democrats. This is no time to fiddle with the filibuster.

July 6, 2022