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Richard Cohen

Opinion writerNew York


The racist 28th president, like other greats, was a complicated figure and a product of his time.

  • Nov 23, 2015

The Indiana governor deserves a Profile in Cowardice Award for vowing to block refugees from his state.

  • Nov 19, 2015

A threat exists, but it is not Islam.

  • Nov 16, 2015

Friday’s attacks altered the world in fundamental ways.

  • Nov 14, 2015

Somehow, the urge to censor and to demand conformity, has moved from right to left.

  • Nov 11, 2015

The doctor’s entrepreneurial fibs occupy an unusual place in the long history of political lying.

  • Nov 9, 2015

Millions of people won’t be laughing when Donald Trump appears on “Saturday Night Live.“

  • Nov 5, 2015

The Israeli leader’s false claims and comparisons rebuke real anti-Semitism.

  • Nov 2, 2015

Rubio showed that neither truth nor nuance nor fairness will stop him. He could go all the way.

  • Oct 29, 2015

Paul Ryan’s familiar struggle.

  • Oct 26, 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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