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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

September 15, 2020 5:30 am

Will Trump’s GOP Turn the Election into a Sham?

Republican voter suppression will reduce the volume of votes cast for Biden. The only question is whether it will cost him the presidency.
Richard North Patterson
September 9, 2020 5:30 am

How Stuck Is Trump?

Where the polls put the presidential race at Labor Day—and what they tell us about the violent unrest and the great vaccine race.
Richard North Patterson
September 3, 2020 5:30 am

Trump’s Racist Referendum

The president is America’s foremost fomenter of violence, hatred, and strife.
Richard North Patterson
August 28, 2020 5:30 am

RNC 2020: Virtual Unreality

Four days of staggering cynicism and deceit.
Richard North Patterson
August 24, 2020 5:30 am

How the Republican Party We’ll See This Week Became Donald Trump’s

And what would a post-Trump GOP even look like?
Richard North Patterson
August 21, 2020 5:30 am

Joe Biden’s Virtual Triumph

His speech capped off a convention that highlighted his empathy and humanity—and Donald Trump’s colossal failings.
Richard North Patterson
August 17, 2020 5:30 am

Biden’s Policy Agenda Is Bold But Not Radical

From housing to trade to education, his proposals aim to revitalize the country while maximizing political support.
Richard North Patterson
August 11, 2020 4:35 pm

Why Kamala Harris?

Here’s what Biden’s vice presidential pick brings—and doesn’t bring—to the Democratic ticket.
Richard North Patterson
August 10, 2020 5:30 am

The Ravings of Mad King Trump

On the pandemic, the economy, health care, and his 2020 opponent, he is utterly detached from reality.
Richard North Patterson
August 4, 2020 5:30 am

Can Joe Biden Stay in His Sweet Spot?

On matters of style and substance, Biden is balancing keeping his base with bringing in independents and Republicans repelled by Trump.
Richard North Patterson