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Richard Cohen

Opinion writerNew York


The problem is not just a huge influx of migrants, but a lack of political leadership.

  • Feb 8, 2016

The arrogant New York billionaire gets a lesson.

  • Feb 2, 2016

This has been an exceptional season for political falsehoods, with Donald Trump leading the pack.

  • Feb 1, 2016

If you want to win the White House, you may want to migrate to the Big Apple first.

  • Jan 25, 2016

Her response to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., highlights her weakness as a candidate.

  • Jan 18, 2016

The Mexican drug lord risks everything for a chance to be in pictures.

  • Jan 11, 2016

Trump’s apologists, just like McCarthy’s, insist he’s putting his finger on major problems.

  • Jan 4, 2016

Establishing a no-fly zone might have prevented the deaths of 300,000 Syrians.

  • Dec 21, 2015

The Holocaust film is not about a rare survivor, but the millions who were killed.

  • Dec 14, 2015

If anyone can make the proposal work, it’s Trump, right?

  • Dec 10, 2015
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Richard Cohen writes a weekly political column for The Washington Post. He also contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Cohen joined The Post in 1968 as a reporter and covered night police, city hall, education, state government and national politics. As the paper’s chief Maryland correspondent, he was one of two reporters who broke the story of the investigation of former Vice President Agnew. In 1976, he began writing a column that ran on the front of the Metro section. His columns have appeared on the op-ed page of The Post since 1984. He is the author, with Jules Witcover, of “A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew ” (1974). He has received the Sigma Delta Chi and Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Awards for his investigative reporting.
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