Latest from Robert G. Kaiser

Why false narratives so often trump reality

William J. Bernstein examines the pervasiveness of mass delusions.
  • Feb 26, 2021

Corruption and greed in America’s new Gilded Age

White-collar crime is rampant, but few are punished, two new books argue.
  • Oct 23, 2020

Joseph McCarthy: An American demagogue who foreshadowed Trump

Larry Tye highlights the havoc wreaked by the senator’s anti-communist campaign.
  • Aug 27, 2020

Why are there more whistleblowers than ever? Because there’s more fraud.

Two new books show that whistleblowing is a public service, but a fraught one.
  • Sep 27, 2019

Research says septuagenarians struggle with new tasks. That’s bad news for several 2020 candidates.

When it comes to reasoning, memory, cognitive speed, multitasking and ability to learn, older people often fare worse.
  • Apr 9, 2019

A novelist’s provocative analysis of the decline of American politics

Ben Fountain has harsh words for Trump — but doesn’t spare the Clintons.
  • Oct 25, 2018
  • Opinion

Are you rich enough to be a true philanthropist?

David Callahan delves into the world of philanthropy and finds mostly the super rich.
  • Apr 14, 2017

Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.
  • Oct 21, 2014

A good year for the Pulitzers — and for journalists’ egos

Awarding prizes to The Post for Edward Snowden stories was courageous, but the glory will be fleeting.
  • Apr 14, 2014

‘We blew it:’ How the Post missed the 1963 ‘Dream’ speech

"I’ve never seen anyone call us on this bit of journalistic malpractice. Perhaps this anniversary provides a good moment to cop a plea."
  • Aug 24, 2013