Robert Draper

Writer for The New York Times Magazine and GQ.

Robert Draper appears in the following:

What's to Come on Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 30, 2017

President Trump lost his first legislative battle — on healthcare — now what?


Gun Sales on the Rise a Year After Newtown

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary. The desire to prevent a tragedy of this scope from ever taking place again...

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Debate Prep 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Presidential candidates meet in Colorado tonight for the first of three debates. Robert Draper, contributor to GQ and The New York Times Magazine, dissects the pre-debate prepping and posturing and discusses his GQ feature on what to look for from Obama and Romney.

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Lugar Loses Primary to Tea Party-backed Challenger

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Republican Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana has been in the Senate for more than 35 years and until this election cycle, he had not once been forced to run a primary campaign. But Indian...

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Opium Wars

Friday, February 18, 2011

Robert Draper, National Geographic magazine contributing writer, talks about Afghanistan's opium war and why weaning Afghan farmers off growing poppies is a key step to securing peace in the region. His article, “Opium Wars,” appears in the February issue of National Geographic.

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Texas Politics

Monday, December 07, 2009

Robert Draper, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, discusses Texas Governor Rick Perry, who’s in the fight of his political life against popular Republican senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, who has the key players of the Bush administration behind her. His article "It’s Just a Texas-Governor Thing," ...

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Certain Leaders

Monday, October 01, 2007

Robert Draper, national correspondent for GQ and the author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, discusses his inside view of how Bush's Presidential certainty affects policy.

Dead Certain is available for purchase at

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How Much is Too Much?

Monday, October 01, 2007

We reveal some preliminary results from our group journalism project “Are You Being Gouged?” comparing the prices of milk, lettuce and beer and look for the reasons for price disparities between neighborhoods and types of stores. Also, Jeffrey Toobin on the opening of the Supreme Court session; Robert Draper ...