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.

  • Realist

    Wow – Fred Thompson suggests that the country is NOT in any kind of economic recession – can you get ANY MORE OUT OF TOUCH ??????

    Gosh Fred – have you been to the gas station or the grocery store in the last few months ??

  • Realist

    Oh no !

    “….we sent in more troops, and now we’re winning !”
    (another Fred Thompson quote)

    And I have to wonder – “What are we winning, Fred ?”
    Let’s see – I’m paying MORE for gas than ever before, oh, I know – maybe you have a clue where Osama is – maybe he’s right around the corner. . .or maybe those WMD’s were “discovered” . . . . or, maybe fewer folks in uniform will be dying tomorrow and the next day ???? Just what the heck are we WINNING, Fred ??????