Charles Lipson

Charles is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago and a contributor to The Spectator.

Politics

Getting UN help on American civil rights is a great idea

I for one would love a lecture on police brutality from Cuba or Venezuela

By Charles Lipson

Politics

How cable news will inevitably politicize the Surfside building tragedy

Brace yourself for several days of vapid non-news

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Incentives matter

Right now we have the wrong ones — for schools, crime and employment

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Let the president play on the beach or the golf course

What matters are the decisions he makes

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Who wants Biden’s massive budget?

The President wasn’t elected to carry out such a vast expansion of centralized government

By Charles Lipson

Middle East

Elite anti-Semitism at the Boston Globe

Their cartoon is both vile and factually incorrect

By Charles Lipson

Middle East

The decline and fall of the Associated Press

The AP’s building in Gaza collapses after an Israeli air strike. Is the organization’s credibility crumbling too?

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Who killed bipartisanship?

Joe Biden promised moderation. He hasn’t delivered it

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Does ‘anti-racism’ also mean slurring black conservatives?

It sure seems that way on Twitter

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Distorting the news to inflame the mob

Facts don’t matter when you can cry ‘systemic racism’

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Biden’s bait-and-switch presidency

Will the ‘ram-it-through’ mentality characterize the remainder of Biden’s first two years?

By Charles Lipson

Education

School parents are mad as hell and they’re not going to take this anymore

Political pressure to reopen schools is growing more intense

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Why are people gloating over Rush Limbaugh’s death?

Political divisions have crushed our sense of decency

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Earmarks rise from the dead in the Democratic Congress

Why did they go away? Why does Nancy Pelosi want them back?

By Charles Lipson

Education

Chasing Chaucer and Beowulf out of the curriculum

A secular pilgrimage to the wrong destination

By Charles Lipson

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