Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson is a lawyer, political commentator and best-selling novelist. He is a former chairman of Common Cause, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative, a bipartisan group dedicated to defending the principles of liberal democracy at home and abroad.


Articles by Richard North Patterson

July 12, 2019 5:07 am

Pete Buttigieg and the Crucible of Race

Will the Eric Logan shooting derail Mayor Pete's presidential campaign?
Richard North Patterson
July 2, 2019 5:05 am

Beto Than Advertised

Has everyone been a little too hard on O’Rourke?
Richard North Patterson
June 26, 2019 5:21 am

How the Democrats Win 2020

So how do Democrats vanquish a chief executive widely viewed as vulgar, mendacious, and psychologically debilitated—and whose approval ratings top…
Richard North Patterson
June 21, 2019 4:25 am

The Great Hack

How Cambridge Analytica and Facebook took over the 2016 election.
Richard North Patterson
June 13, 2019 5:26 am

The Case for Progressive Capitalism

How to save the free market, avoid an extremist backlash, and move America forward.
Richard North Patterson
June 6, 2019 4:32 am

Why Elizabeth Warren Matters

She is, by far, the most important Democrat running for president.
Richard North Patterson
May 3, 2019 6:15 am

The Trouble with Bernie

Do Democrats want a dreamscape? Or do they want to win?
Richard North Patterson
April 29, 2019 6:35 am

The Single-Payer Test

Medicare-for-All isn't just an empty slogan. It's a test of leadership.
Richard North Patterson
April 23, 2019 5:40 am

Taking Reparations Seriously

Understanding what the conversation about reparations is, and isn't, about.
Richard North Patterson
April 8, 2019 4:45 am

Beto and the Ghost of RFK

You can't really understand Beto O'Rourke's campaign without understanding Bobby Kennedy.
Richard North Patterson