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Charles Lipson

Charles Lipson is the Peter B. Ritzma professor of political science emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he founded the Program on International Politics, Economics and Security, and a Spectator contributing writer.

Politics

Why we should still be optimistic about America

In trying times, it is important to remember just how robust and stable our country is

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Donald Trump is a pox upon his party

He’ll pay no attention to party bigwigs who oppose him. He knows they always have

By Charles Lipson

Campaign 2022

Manchin’s rebuke shows how toxic Biden’s energy views are

A Democrat was willing to blast them full-bore

By Charles Lipson

Russia

Russia’s brutal strategy of war is failing

The atrocities and civilian casualties are only rallying Ukrainians against their enemy

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Why Republican governors sent those immigrant buses

They’re a political stunt, but they’re also much more than that

By Charles Lipson

Europe

Ukraine’s incredible success turns the tables on Russia

A wider collapse of Putin’s forces is now possible

By Charles Lipson

Europe

Ukraine turns the tables on Russia

The defender goes on the offense

By Charles Lipson

Policy

Biden robs Peter to get Paul’s vote

His student loan forgiveness program is a political bribe

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Cleaning house at the FBI and Justice Department

The Mar-a-Lago raid has finished off public trust in federal law enforcement

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Ron DeSantis is right to suspend Tampa’s woke prosecutor

Andrew Warren doesn’t get to be a one-man legislature

By Charles Lipson

Crime

The attack on Lee Zeldin was an attack on our Constitution

Yet his assailant was released as threats against elected government mount

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Biden is the emperor with no clothes

Republicans have troubles, but those of the Democrats are far worse

By Charles Lipson

Europe

Russia slogs through the Donbas

Ukrainian victory hinges on Western supplies of artillery and ammunition

By Charles Lipson

Law

The stench from the Sussmann verdict

There was a partisan political element at the very heart of the case

By Charles Lipson

Law

Is Hillary’s lawyer cooked?

Former FBI counsel James Baker’s testimony spells trouble for Michael Sussmann

By Charles Lipson

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