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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.

China

Beijing’s attempts to elude blame for the Wuhan virus will backfire

The Trump administration will vigorously defend itself against the CCP’s smear campaign

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Why did Amy Klobuchar drop out?

Party insiders would rather go to a meet-and-greet in Wuhan than see an avowed socialist at the top of the ticket

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Four takeaways from Joe Biden’s South Carolina victory

After Tuesday, ALL the other candidates will either drop out or become zombies unless they actually win something

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Elizabeth Warren’s trail of tears

The Massachusetts senator may face difficulty staying in the race after a dismal performance in her neighboring state

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Why the Iowa voting fiasco matters

The Democratic party looks incompetent, and public trust in election integrity has been further eroded

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The Democrats’ dirty secret? They don’t want witnesses

Getting John Bolton to testify might only prolong their political misery

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The Senate impeachment trial is all about November

The real argument is intended for the public in 10 months

By Charles Lipson

Middle East

Will the Iran-US confrontation spiral out of control? Even the experts don’t know

Escalation poses major risks for both Tehran and Washington — and they both know it

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Pelosi’s impeachment delay is an unforced error

Refusing to hand impeachment articles to the Senate looks like partisan pique because it is

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The Founding Fathers’ focus group on impeachment, 1787

What if we really, really don’t like the president? What do you think about that as a reason for giving him the heave-ho?

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The Democrats’ bad start to the impeachment hearings

To remove a president, they need evidence of serious malfeasance. Hearsay testimony about diplomatic process is not enough

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The age of invective

Nasty, illiberal rhetoric threatens liberal democracy

By Charles Lipson

Politics

What Pelosi really wants from impeachment

Her aim is to prevent Trump’s reelection

By Charles Lipson

The tedious failure of the Mueller hearings

Robert Mueller capped a distinguished career of public service with an undistinguished performance

By Charles Lipson

Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Express and the art of unequal justice

The nexus of power, money, and influence is why this scandal is likely to widen

By Charles Lipson

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