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Frank Rich

Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine.
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Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K.

A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.

The National Circus

Recent Features

  1. first person
    Frank Rich on His Friendship With Stephen SondheimA lifetime making sense of the extraordinary songwriter — as young fan; critic and “enemy”; and, by now, old friend.
  2. 9/11: 20 years later
    America’s Greatest Existential Threat Wasn’t TerrorismFrank Rich on the continuing fallout after 9/11.
  3. trump impeachment
    What Will Happen to the Trump Toadies?Look to Nixon’s defenders, and the Vichy collaborators, for clues.
  4. the great recession
    Frank Rich: In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American DreamThe Great Recession has proved to be a more lasting existential threat to the country than the 9/11 terrorist attack.
  5. power
    Frank Rich: Roy Cohn, Donald Trump, and the New York Cesspool That Created ThemThe city’s Establishment will ignore unscrupulous acts to serve its interests — just look how it treated the onetime lawyer to the president.
  6. national circus
    Frank Rich: How Democrats Can Win the Spin War Over the Trump Tax CutsSo far, Nancy Pelosi and Tom Steyer are doing it wrong.
  7. politics
    After Trump Will Be Another Trump — and This One Could Be More DangerousLiberals ecstatic over this month’s election must not forget: Even after this demagogue is finished, a new one will rise in his place.
  8. politics
    Frank Rich: Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency EndsJust wait. Watergate didn’t become Watergate overnight, either.
  9. the circus
    The Trump Voters Who Don’t Deserve Democrats’ SympathyIf some people want to vote against their own self-interest, maybe the party should let them.
  10. the national interest
    Trump’s Speech Gave Us America the Ugly. Don’t Let It Become Prophesy.The language was violent and angry. The tone was vengeful. It was a warning about what Americans need to protect.
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