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.

  • Elwood

    Dude, where’s your birth certificate?

  • John W

    Turns out that B.S. was too much even for the conservative governor of Arizona, who not only vetoed the birth certificate bill passed by the legislature, but did so with considerable rhetorical flair. Bill O’Reilly did pretty much the same. OMG, there is some sanity in the world after all.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    We need an Amendment to the US Constitution to allow non-native born citizens to be elected President. That way Arnold Schwartzenegger could run for President.

  • Elwood

    Why, sure, Ralph.

    Ahnold did such a fine job as governator he should definitely be President.

    He couldn’t be any worse than the boob we have in there now.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Re #3 and 4—It’s 2 centuries too late for Alex. Hamilton, my favorite candidate