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Richard Cohen

Opinion writerNew York

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And too bad if delegates didn’t like it.

  • Jul 21, 2016

He looked to the past to see the future.

  • Jul 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lack the president’s way with words, Trump especially

  • Jul 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton and the country need him.

  • Jul 14, 2016

I am sorry that Ginsburg descended to Trump’s level. But her words should be seen as a precursor of what’s to come.

  • Jul 13, 2016

The Republican obsession with investigating alleged Clinton scandals verges on psychotic.

  • Jul 11, 2016

Trump has a shocking appreciation for the anti-Semitism of others.

  • Jul 7, 2016

No wall is high enough for us to turn our backs on any part of the world.

  • Jul 4, 2016

His brand is being tarnished by his association with the Archie Bunkers of this nation.

  • Jun 27, 2016

Muhammad Ali and John McCain exemplified Vietnam-era courage in different ways, but McCain has chosen political expediency over honor in 2016.

  • Jun 20, 2016
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About
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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