Karen Tumulty

Washington, D.C.

Deputy opinion editor and columnist covering national politics

Education: University of Texas at Austin, bachelor of journalism; Harvard Business School, masters in business administration

Karen Tumulty is a deputy opinion editor and columnist for The Post. In her previous role as a national political correspondent for the newspaper, she received the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. She joined The Post in 2010 from Time magazine, where she had held the same title. During her more than 15 years at Time, Tumulty wrote or co-wrote more than three dozen cover stories. She also held positions with Time as congressional correspondent and White House correspondent. Before joining Time in 1994, Tumulty spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered a wide
Latest from Karen Tumulty

Biden defines the central question of the 2024 election

“When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America — and we still are," Biden said.

April 25, 2023

How state legislatures went off the rails

Why does the GOP seem so ascendant? Look to the state legislatures.

April 24, 2023

This is the real legacy of the Uvalde school massacre

"I just don’t know how I’m going to get some of these people to listen," Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez said.

April 9, 2023

Expanding Medicaid is a good deal. So why are some states holding out?

With Gov. Roy Cooper's signature on a bill, North Carolina on Monday became the 40th state to embrace Medicaid expansion. But redder states might not follow suit.

March 29, 2023

Donald Trump is promising the apocalypse

That a leading presidential contender is framing his 2024 campaign around end-of-the-world scenarios is not only weird, but more than a little dangerous.

March 28, 2023

How 2008 haunts the politics of the current banking crisis

When it comes to averting a financial catastrophe, there is rarely an attractive option. So picking the right one is not likely to win political points.

March 19, 2023

Bring back the budget process. It’s boring, but it works.

You can't blame Americans for tuning out the talk about fiscal responsibility.

March 13, 2023

D.C.’s criminal code is a setback — and a test — of home rule

Fifty years later, home rule is an undelivered promise for D.C. residents.

March 8, 2023

As Dianne Feinstein prepares to step aside, don’t forget what she has meant

Feinstein, a bridge from an all-male Washington, steps aside.

February 15, 2023

The GOP establishment is going all in to beat Trump. Will it work?

Facing oblivion, the GOP establishment is finally standing up to Trump

February 10, 2023