Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper is a contributing editor at Washingtonian. He was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 1987 to 1989.


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 »

Rebels With Applause

The kind of political comedy I do is not exactly rare. In fact, it is everywhere. From Jay Leno to Dennis Miller, Al Franken to Bill Maher to Don Imus, our culture is awash in political comedy. Many Americans, it’s often remarked, who don’t read the papers get their news from the likes of Jon… Read more »