Greg Sargent

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist covering national politics

Education: Hunter College, BA in English

Greg Sargent writes The Plum Line blog. He joined The Post in 2010, after stints at Talking Points Memo, New York Magazine and the New York Observer. He lives in Maryland with his wife, son and daughter.
Latest from Greg Sargent

Gavin Newsom’s trolling deftly unmasks Ron DeSantis’s cruelty

How the two governors are waging a shadow war over the direction of the country.

September 30, 2022

A harsh ad hitting Herschel Walker shows a way forward for Democrats

It unites abortion and gun violence into a single message.

September 29, 2022

Dangerous new threats from Trump loyalists require Democrats to act

Democrats must disable a big weapon the GOP will wield to protect Donald Trump.

September 29, 2022

How Peter Thiel’s pet candidate may doom the GOP’s Senate hopes

Blake Masters's struggles with independents suggest Trumpism is a tough sell.

September 28, 2022

Liz Cheney’s harsh takedown of Trump’s 2022 candidates draws blood

How Cheney unmasked the dangerous radicalism of Doug Mastriano and Kari Lake.

September 27, 2022

Ron DeSantis’s vile stunt outdoes Greg Abbott in trolling cruelty

The use of migrants in a race-to-the-bottom trolling exercise gets more vicious.

September 26, 2022

Ugly new details about Ron DeSantis’s stunt point to a deeper scam

DeSantis's "own the libs" scheme actually owns right wing audiences and Florida taxpayers.

September 23, 2022

Those radical antiabortion fantasies? They’re already imploding.

If conservatives thought they could persuade the public to go along with even more restrictions, they were wrong.

September 22, 2022

Appeals court slams Judge Cannon: No, Trump is not above the law

A decisive repudiation of some truly weak arguments in defense of Trump.

September 22, 2022

Why zero Republicans have joined Sanders’s warning of a Brazil coup

He tried to recruit Republicans to oppose coups ahead of a fraught election in Brazil. They weren't interested.

September 21, 2022