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CBS shouldn't have withheld Lara Logan's story

Say what you will about New York's celebrated tabloids, they know news when they see it. This is why both the New York Daily News and the New York Post devoted their front pages to the sexual assault by...

By Richard Cohen  | February 16, 2011; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Obama should just shut up on Egypt

When it comes to crises like the one in Egypt, the trouble with the White House is structural. It has a briefing room. (So does State.) When you have such a room, the pressure is to have a briefing....

By Richard Cohen  | February 3, 2011; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
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Everyone knows Rahm Emanuel lives in Chicago

While Rahm Emanuel was a White House aide to Bill Clinton, he caught the eye of Goldman Sachs. To Jon Corzine, then Goldman's chairman, Emanuel was the perfect prospect. He could work hard and long. He was furiously industrious....

By Richard Cohen  | January 25, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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Myths -- ahem -- lies about health-care reform

The Post, enamored of euphemisms, calls lies myths. Thus the headline on a terrific article by Glenn Kessler entitled "Debunking common myths about health-care reform." The first myth is that "This is a 'government takeover' of the health-care system."...

By Richard Cohen  | January 19, 2011; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
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Sarah Palin, Mikhail Rybachenko and the origins of 'blood libel'

Sarah Palin probably never heard of Mikhail Rybachenko, but that's more or less who she was referring to when she used the phrase "blood libel" to describe the easy slander of certain conservatives for the shootings in Tucson. Rybanchenko...

By Richard Cohen  | January 13, 2011; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Obama gives in to Sarah Palin's dishonesty

All over Washington this week were the thrilling sounds of democracy at work -- the speeches of incoming and outgoing officials, the emotional swearing in ceremonies, the weeping of Boehner the Damp, the solid crack of the gavel being...

By Richard Cohen  | January 6, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
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Older Entries in This Category »

The real reason Vick got a second chance, Richard Cohen , December 29, 2010
Holbrooke: An extraordinary man, Richard Cohen , December 13, 2010
Tax cuts for rich and poor alike, Richard Cohen , December 8, 2010
Who is reading about Sarah Palin -- and why?, Richard Cohen , December 6, 2010
A no-confidence vote for Obama, Richard Cohen , November 2, 2010
Meghan McCain goes where Republicans fear to tread, Richard Cohen , October 18, 2010
Megalomania and war, from Cannae to Iraq, Richard Cohen , October 7, 2010
Pakistan may lose the war in Afghanistan, Richard Cohen , October 1, 2010
The GOP's primary-night putsch, Richard Cohen , September 15, 2010
Mama Grizzly anatomy lesson, Ruth Marcus , August 2, 2010
Rangel's weakness was pride, not greed, Richard Cohen , July 30, 2010
Thank you, Switzerland, for freeing Polanski, Richard Cohen , July 13, 2010
Giving Poland its due, Richard Cohen , July 1, 2010
The gulf oil spill and theater of the absurd, Richard Cohen , June 16, 2010
What Jim Joyce's bad call teaches us, Richard Cohen , June 4, 2010
Smart Jews, stupid Israeli officials, Richard Cohen , May 18, 2010
Elena Kagan does not fear locusts, Richard Cohen , May 14, 2010
Missing Marilyn Monroe in a time of Kardashians, Richard Cohen , April 29, 2010
The Pentagon plays mind games with Muslims, Richard Cohen , April 21, 2010
The Tea Party's moment of truth, Richard Cohen , April 19, 2010
Cigarettes for Obama, Richard Cohen , March 1, 2010
State of the Union: Obama plays grown-up, Richard Cohen , January 27, 2010
On behalf of the Tea Party, Richard Cohen , January 25, 2010
Why is there no female Tiger Woods?, Richard Cohen , December 14, 2009
Obama may grow into his Nobel speech, Richard Cohen , December 10, 2009
A novel way to argue for war, Richard Cohen , December 1, 2009
Who promoted Hasan?, Richard Cohen , November 19, 2009
Why the Berlin Wall endured, Richard Cohen , November 9, 2009
Palin, Vaughn, Rabinowitz Win Awards, Richard Cohen , October 9, 2009
Let Polanski Go -- But First Let Me at Him, Richard Cohen , September 28, 2009
Israel's War Crimes?, Richard Cohen , September 25, 2009
Barack Obama Everywhere, Richard Cohen , September 22, 2009
Racism in the House Chamber?, Richard Cohen , September 10, 2009
Finally, an Inaugural Address, Richard Cohen , February 24, 2009
Leaders Out to Lunch, Richard Cohen , November 21, 2008
The Final Debate: McCain's Last Stand, Richard Cohen , October 16, 2008
Seeing Is Experiencing, But Better, Richard Cohen , September 15, 2008
The GOP Takes Hostages, Richard Cohen , September 11, 2008
A Private Matter, Richard Cohen , September 2, 2008
Where's the Music?, Richard Cohen , August 29, 2008
When You Can't Say Something Nice, Richard Cohen , August 27, 2008
Michelle Obama's Sad Transformation, Richard Cohen , August 26, 2008
Obama's Organ Transplant, Richard Cohen , August 25, 2008
 
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