Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper is a contributing editor at the Washington Monthly and Washingtonian. 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 »