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Recent articles by Richard:

Republicans must acknowledge that their party has been taken over by a racist

Trump’s tweets about Democratic congresswomen are just part of his bigoted strategy. → Read More

Democrats, stop embracing losing issues and focus on getting rid of Trump

The candidates’ imagined America doesn’t appeal to moderates. → Read More

Joe Biden’s flip-flop on the Hyde Amendment reeks of insincerity

It’s troubling that the former vice president should so easily abandon what seemed a deeply held position. → Read More

Richard Holbrooke appreciated the power of the past

Holbrooke’s vision of diplomacy stands in stark contrast to the one emanating from the Trump administration. → Read More

Even by his standards, Trump’s welcome of Viktor Orban is in a class of its own

Any other American president would not have extended the invitation in the first place. → Read More

Republicans, stop using the Holocaust to score cheap political points

Trump and other Republicans are crassly exploiting Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s inoffensive comments. → Read More

The Democratic Party should get inside Mitch McConnell’s head

The Republican Senate majority leader is of singular focus. The Democratic Party could learn a thing or two. → Read More

Ilhan Omar shows that Trump really is McCarthy's heir in slime

The president is intent on making Ilhan Omar the face of the Democratic Party — a caricature that’s leftist, anti-Semitic, nonwhite and non-Christian. → Read More

The hole at the heart of ‘The Lehman Trilogy’

New York’s hottest ticket is an astounding play — with one glaring fault. → Read More

If Pete Buttigieg’s face is his message, it’s not yet complete

The 37-year-old mayor is rising in the presidential polls — but will youth, a great résumé and phrases such as “we need generational change” be enough? → Read More

The best way to get rid of Trump? Beat him at the ballot box.

There’s been collusion, all right — the one between the president and his enablers. → Read More

RICHARD COHEN: Biden, Sanders have waited too long to be president

The joke among people my age is that every dinner party starts with an organ recital: Who's lost a gall bladder, got a new kidney, or maybe just replaced → Read More

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are too old to be president

The two presidential hopefuls have waited too long. → Read More

Lots of Democrats are mulling presidential runs. Not enough have experience.

Trump has shown that the presidency is not an entry-level job. → Read More

Trump has his own Axis of Evil

If you collected the despots Trump has singled out for praise, you would have an international version of the storied Apalachin meeting. → Read More

Democrats Are Wrapping a Gift for Trump

WASHINGTON -- I don't quite know what a handbasket is, but the Democratic Party is heading in one to electoral hell with its talk of socialism and reparations. Given a Republican incumbent who has... → Read More

The Democratic Party is trying to gift reelection to Trump

The party is sabotaging itself with endorsements of socialism and reparations. → Read More

It’s not just Northam. Republicans must confront the bigotry of the Pences too.

If Ralph Northam must step down, why not demand the resignation of Vice President Pence for his views on homosexuality? → Read More

Why does the left still associate with Louis Farrakhan?

The leaders of the Women’s March ought to study history to see that theirs are old ideas. → Read More

Trump’s losing Syria. Will he lose the whole region too?

Other countries look to the U.S. for guidance and to enforce the rules. The president has utterly failed in that regard. → Read More