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

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
April 2, 2019 4:02 am

A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to . . . Pence?

The only thing standing between Trump and November 2020 is the ambition of his vice president.
Richard North Patterson
March 22, 2019 4:25 am

The Crown Prince of Trumpistan

Jared Kushner is even worse than you think.
Richard North Patterson