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Michael A. Cohen

MSNBC Columnist

Michael A. Cohen is a columnist for MSNBC and a Senior Fellow and co-director of the Afghanistan Assumptions Project at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He writes the political newsletter Truth and Consequences. He has been a columnist at The Boston Globe, The Guardian and Foreign Policy, and he is the author of three books, the most recent being “Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans.”

Michael A. Cohen is a columnist for MSNBC and a Senior Fellow and co-director of the Afghanistan Assumptions Project at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He writes the political newsletter Truth and Consequences. He has been a columnist at The Boston Globe, The Guardian and Foreign Policy, and he is the author of three books, the most recent being “Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans.”

Latest from Michael A. Cohen

2d ago

Samuel Alito’s child-like petulance would almost be amusing — except for one thing

The New York Times reported that 11 days after the Jan. 6 insurrection , an upside-down flag was seen flying outside Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home.
19d ago

Comparisons between 1968 and 2024 are all the rage. They’re also wrong.

Pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses are a far cry from the Vietnam War protests we saw in 1968. There was a draft to protest then.
31d ago

The seismic political fallout from Trump’s criminal trial is only beginning

The contrast between Biden and Trump could not be more stark — and that will have enduring, potentially decisive political influence.
42d ago

RFK Jr. is completely out of his depth. And a fired staffer is just the tip of the iceberg.

Kennedy is completely out of his depth in running for president in 2024 against Trump and Biden, and he has neither the smarts nor the temperament for the job.
56d ago

What’s happened in Afghanistan since the U.S. withdrawal demands a reckoning

A new threat assessment from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence finds Al Qaeda has not found the "safe haven" many U.S. leaders predicted.
79d ago

The ceiling’s the limit for Donald Trump’s MAGA candidacy

To win in November, Donald Trump will have to attract voters outside his base. Instead, he's antagonizing Republicans like Mitt Romney and Nikki Haley.
90d ago

My eldest daughter was born through IVF. Here’s what ‘pro-life’ conservatives don’t understand.

In its ideological zeal to “protect the unborn,” the Alabama Supreme Court has actually made it more difficult for children to be born.
99d ago

Democrats are sticking with Biden — no matter what the pundits say

Despite voter concerns about his age, Biden is the least risky choice for Democrats, which also means he’s the best choice for the party against Trump in 2024.
103d ago

What Mike Johnson and Nikki Haley’s latest humiliating setbacks have in common

Nikki Haley lost to nobody in the Nevada primary this week. It’s pretty on-the-nose in an age where the hollowness of the Republican Party is on full display.
120d ago

Three 2024 election myths that just aren’t true

In the 2024 election, virtually nothing matters — and absolutely everything does. Here’s a guide to help separate myth from fact in the current election cycle.
132d ago

With one answer, Trump made his bad week even worse

Trump's answer on abortion at a Fox News town hall shows why he is the best hope for another term for Joe Biden.