Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper is Guest Political Editor at the Washington Monthly. He is also contributing editor of the magazine and a veteran reporter having covered politics and the White House for Time, The New Republic, Washingtonian, National Journal and many other publications.

Matthew can be reached at: mcooper@washingtonmonthly.com


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 »