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Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson is a lawyer, political commentator and best-selling novelist. He is a former chairman of Common Cause and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Articles by Richard North Patterson

April 26, 2021 5:30 am

The GOP Delenda Est

The Republican party isn’t interested in governing. It scorns science and denies facts. It can’t be reformed. It can’t be worked with. It must be stopped.
Richard North Patterson
April 16, 2021 5:30 am

Can Biden Become America’s Next Great President?

He offers the most ambitious social and economic blueprint since the Great Society—but can he pull it off?
Richard North Patterson
April 12, 2021 5:30 am

Why We Must Rein in Amazon—and How

The web behemoth’s anti-competitive, anti-union conduct is coming under increasing scrutiny.
Richard North Patterson
April 6, 2021 5:30 am

Can Democrats Survive the 2022 Midterms?

What this year’s big policy fights—over infrastructure spending and voting rights—mean for next year’s congressional elections.
Richard North Patterson
March 31, 2021 5:30 am

Republican Nihilism Informs Biden’s Legislative Strategy

The president wants to get big things done. The GOP wants to fight culture wars.
Richard North Patterson
March 26, 2021 5:30 am

To Strengthen Democracy, Protect Unions

The high costs of Republicans’ decades-long demonization of organized labor.
Richard North Patterson
March 24, 2021 5:30 am

The High Stakes in the Amazon Union Fight in Alabama

It’s about workplace democracy—and could affect not just the tech giant’s employees but those of other firms.
Richard North Patterson
March 22, 2021 5:30 am

Biden’s Opportunity to Reinvigorate America

He is ignoring the culture wars and focusing on things that matter—but huge obstacles remain in his way.
Richard North Patterson
March 18, 2021 5:30 am

Joe Biden’s Transformative American Narrative

His political experience and personal losses turned him—improbably—into the right man for this moment.
Richard North Patterson
March 10, 2021 5:30 am

The Filibuster vs. Election Reform and Voting Rights

The stakes are high for democracy and for the Democrats.
Richard North Patterson