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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

The ever-shifting excuses about Hunter Biden’s laptop

First it was a Russian plant, now it is protected personal information

By Charles Lipson

Policy

How to stop politicians from taking classified documents

The problem is bipartisan and fortunately there’s a simple solution

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The think tank implicated by Biden’s classified documents

The Penn Biden Center has some questions to answer

By Charles Lipson

Politics

What you need to know about Biden’s documents caper

The president could pay a political price for staying mum

By Charles Lipson

Europe

What 2023 will bring for the war in Ukraine

The battle for Crimea may decide the fate of the conflict

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Kevin McCarthy’s war of attrition

If he can convince Republicans he won’t drop out, he is likely to win

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The wisdom of Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to Congress

His address was designed to ensure the permanent defeat of Putin’s aims and to explain why that matters so much to America

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Surprise, surprise: the J6 Committee found exactly what it wanted

The four-count referral may be politically meaningful, but it is legally meaningless

By Charles Lipson

Science & Tech

The Twitter Files are damning to the government

They show a coordinated attempt to suppress speech and cover up Hunter Biden’s laptop

By Charles Lipson

Science & Tech

Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter files’ demand answers from the government

To what extent did the state work with the tech companies to suppress speech?

By Charles Lipson

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

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