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Richard Cohen

Opinion writerNew York


The president of Doctors Without Borders makes a disturbing, offensive statement.

  • Oct 7, 2015

President Obama doesn’t seem to know what to do about Syria. Vladi­mir Putin does.

  • Oct 5, 2015

The goal of the panel looking into the deadly attack is to derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

  • Sep 28, 2015

Bill O’Reilly is hardly the man to tell me or anyone what constitutes anti-Semitism.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Carly Fiorina says Hewlett-Packard thrived under her leadership. Does that qualify her for the Oval Office?

  • Sep 21, 2015

OMG! What a day that will be -- with all that Iran deal-shredding and Obamacare-repealing going on.

  • Sep 17, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appreciates history. Donald Trump doesn’t.

  • Sep 14, 2015

No one dominated the political scene as he did.

  • Aug 31, 2015

Regardless of the intentions of ordinary people, its a nation’s leaders that can sanction evil.

  • Aug 24, 2015

The decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan came when the war’s outcome was still unclear.

  • Aug 17, 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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