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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.

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

Politics

The end game

How can America get through the final, flailing days of Trump’s presidency?

By Charles Lipson

Politics

This is not what a constitutional republic looks like

We rightly see this effort to seize control of the Capitol as anti-democratic, as an embryonic and inchoate coup attempt

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Why Trump must attend Biden’s inauguration

This ‘eye for an eye’ is blinding our democracy

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Who would want to be Joe Biden’s attorney general?

The prospect of tit-for-tat investigations and prosecutions of former administrations is not a happy one

By Charles Lipson

Home

Those emails seeking donations aren’t junk mail

They are beacons of the civil society Tocqueville considered crucial to American democracy

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Are Trump’s lawyers big enough to back their claims up?

We’ve heard enough rumors, conspiracy theories and ‘opening arguments’

By Charles Lipson

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