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Michael A. Cohen

Michael A. Cohen, a columnist for MSNBC and a fellow with the Eurasia Group Foundation, 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, a columnist for MSNBC and a fellow with the Eurasia Group Foundation, 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

7d ago

The duplicity of Trump and his Jan. 6 enablers is stunning

On Jan. 6, those around Trump either told him what he wanted to hear or enabled his fantasies. Not much has changed since.
9d ago

We're finally learning the truth about how craven the GOP's Jan. 6 lies really are

Why would Trump allies need pardons if they truly believed the election had been stolen?
24d ago

Photos of slaughtered Texas school children wouldn't change any minds on AR-15s

We exaggerate the ability of shocking photos to change political beliefs.
31d ago

Nothing changes

We could have fewer gun deaths, but some senators would rather have the filibuster.
38d ago

Why Trump's guy winning the primary for Pennsylvania governor should worry the GOP

If he wins in the general election, Doug Mastriano would appoint the official who oversees Pennsylvania’s elections.
44d ago

A less extreme GOP would be harder for Democrats to beat. But better for America.

Today’s extremist version of the GOP may be an easier opponent for Democrats to fight; but imagine if both parties worked to serve our democracy?
53d ago
59d ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a far more dangerous politician than Donald Trump

Like Trump, DeSantis' time in office would be marked by attempts to pit Americans against one another. But unlike Trump, DeSantis has the proven ability to follow through.
71d ago

Inflation dooms Dems' midterm chances, so they should pass as much as they can now

With the political situation looking increasingly bleak, Democrats have only one real option: pass their agenda.
87d ago

Zelenskyy invoking the Holocaust is understandable — but completely wrong

Unfortunately, indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets are not rare in the history of war.
96d ago

America's sanctions and aid are doing more for Ukraine than the GOP admits

Some critics seem to think that if America isn't dropping bombs, it's "doing nothing" in Ukraine.