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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

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

Politics

The Democrats’ Catch-22 in the primaries

In winning the primaries, they lose ordinary voters

By Charles Lipson

Politics

IN BRIEF: A quick summary of AG Barr’s letter to Congress

No coordination or collusion between Trump campaign and Russians

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The question isn’t if Joe Biden will screw up: it’s when

Can anyone win the 2020 Democratic primary without destroying their chances in the general election?

By Charles Lipson

North Korea

The Trump-Kim summit: what we know and what’s useless prattle

Almost everything you can hear, and several things you wont

By Charles Lipson

Politics

A quick and dirty guide to Chicago’s down and dirty mayoral election

For decades, Chicago has held its elections in February precisely because it is cold, often snowy, and hard to get to the polls

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Andrew McCabe is the new Joe McCarthy

Serious charges need serious proof. Simple fairness demands it. But McCabe presents none

By Charles Lipson

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