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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.

Media

The American media is failing you

Journalism has become partisan promotion

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Morning in America or mourning in America?

The Biden and Trump campaigns are taking vastly different approaches to the final week before the election

By Charles Lipson

Politics

A serious debate that leaves Biden with lingering bruises

Will allegations of Biden family corruption ever be properly scrutinized?

By Charles Lipson

Internet

Behind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruption

If a bombshell goes off in the forest and no one is allowed to talk about it, does it make a sound?

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Did the VP debate change a single mind?

A predictable clash between two solid professionals

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The debate was a mud-wrestling match — and Biden won

The Democratic candidate’s team will be delighted

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Ruling supreme

The prospect of another gutter fight looms over the latest vacancy

By Charles Lipson

Middle East

What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

Trump is bringing major changes to the Middle East

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Nancy Pelosi’s bad hair day

The shear hypocrisy!

By Charles Lipson

Politics

DNC vs RNC

Compare and contrast what the two conventions are saying

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Playing with fire

Democratic leaders who fail to condemn the West Coast rioters may get burned

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Joe Biden offers platitudes, not policies

His speech struck some chords but left several silences

By Charles Lipson

Faith

When ‘j’accuse’ is just a smear

The false, malicious attacks on the Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Can Biden avoid the debates?

Tom Friedman digs an escape hole

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Rod Rosenstein’s devastating admissions

If the worst allegations are proven, they will reveal one of the most far-reaching political scandals in American history

By Charles Lipson

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