Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Progressive Democrat

    Paintball is no laughing matter.
    People have been seriously injured. The more it’s promoted as a sport, the more respectable it becomes. But I suppose it’s a useful metaphor for what the circus between Hillary, Bill and Obama has deterioated into with Obama primarily being on the receiving end. What he needs is a tough black woman to sling crap back at Bill and whup his opportunistic politial, sleazy political behind. Someone like Maxine Waters perhaps? I cannot see Lee playing that role.