Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper is the Managing Editor of White House coverage for National Journal. He has covered the White House for The New RepublicU.S. News & World ReportNewsweek, and Time. He also served as deputy Washington Bureau Chief for both Time and Newsweek, and as Politics Editor for He has also been an editor at The New RepublicConde Nast Portfolio, Politics Correspondent for, and Editor-at-Large for Talking Points Memo. He is a graduate of Columbia University. In 1998, he was named “Washington’s Funniest Celebrity.” He was editor of the Washington Monthly from 1987 to 1989.

Thinking Again About Crime

When the citizens of Ferguson and other communities pushed back against the criminal justice system, MSNBC host Chris Hayes was on the scene. Now he has some thoughts worth considering.

Tilting at Windmills

Lost in the supermarket If you’re anything like me, you’re a basket case when it comes to filling your grocery basket. It’s not just the mind-bending options available (37 different varieties of Doritos); it’s also the vexing political and moral calculations. I’ve never gone in for those socially conscious mutual funds; I don’t really see… Read more »

Bill of Right

Of course, as has so often been the case, the conventional wisdom about Bill Clinton was wrong this time, too. Elites may have scorned the book, but its sales have been extraordinary; early indications are that they may even surpass those for Hillary’s memoirs, which themselves wildly exceeded expectations. The whole episode reminds me of… Read more »