Contributing Editor, The Washington Post
Robert G. Kaiser is a journalist and author who was born in Washington D.C. in 1943. He was on the staff of The Washington Post for over fifty years. He reported on the House and Senate; was a correspondent in Saigon and Moscow; served as national editor and managing editor; and as associate editor and senior correspondent. He retired from the Post in 2014. He has also written for Esquire, Foreign Affairs, and The New York Review of Books. His books include Russia: The People and the Power (1976), So Damn Much Money (2009), and he co-authored The News About the News (2003). He received an Overseas Press Club award, a National Press Club award, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He has also been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered.
"The loss of confidence in American institutions was what made the rules change and made us willing to write about politicians in a way we never did."