Charles Lipson

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Behind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruption

16 October 2020 3:25 pm

Hunter Biden is now the subject of multiple stories involving serious corruption. Whether he committed any crimes is a question…

Team Biden will be delighted with the debate

30 September 2020 8:15 pm

The first presidential debate is the most important — and Joe Biden won it. These contests should be understood —…

Who rules supreme in America?

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Democrats and Republicans began fighting over how to fill her…

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What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

12 September 2020 12:19 pm

On September 15, representatives from the oil-rich Kingdom of Bahrain will meet Israeli leaders at the White House to sign…

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Nancy Pelosi’s bad hair day

4 September 2020 12:21 pm

Does Nancy Pelosi’s unfortunate trip to a hair salon have any news value? Or is it much a hairdo about…

Nine lessons from the Republican and Democrat conventions

27 August 2020 5:34 pm

What’s the bottom line so far? The Democrats think they will win by making the race a referendum on Donald…

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Joe Biden offers platitudes, not policies

21 August 2020 9:59 pm

Joe Biden’s speech was effective in many ways and sure to please his supporters. But anyone who expected him to…

Can Biden avoid the debates?

10 July 2020 2:16 am

In an opinion column for the New York Times, Thomas Friedman proposes that Joe Biden debate Donald Trump only if…

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Rod Rosenstein’s devastating admissions

9 June 2020 2:33 am

Rod Rosenstein’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was quiet, calm, almost bemused. But the tale he told was devastating…

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Why did Amy Klobuchar drop out?

3 March 2020 6:42 am

Minnesota Nice Wasn’t Enough. Neither were Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s center-left positions and bland presentations. And so, today, she left the…

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Elizabeth Warren’s trail of tears

12 February 2020 8:57 am

Elizabeth Warren will soon be gone, a victim of her faux personality, her failure at identity politics, her badgering, eat-your-spinach…

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Why the Iowa voting fiasco matters

4 February 2020 7:35 pm

The Monday night caucuses were the biggest moment in four years for Iowa Democratic Party. They screwed it up beyond…

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

30 January 2020 9:08 pm

The Senate leaders have stated their positions clearly and constantly. Chuck Schumer, who leads the Democratic minority, is demanding that…

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The Senate impeachment trial is all about November

21 January 2020 9:25 am

The single most important thing to understand about the Senate impeachment trial is that it is all for show, meant…

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Pelosi’s impeachment delay is an unforced error

20 December 2019 10:05 am

One of our perennial school pranks was to place a whoopee cushion secretly on the chair of an unsuspecting teacher.…

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The Founding Fathers’ focus group on impeachment, 1787

21 November 2019 4:46 am

We recently learned that House Democrats are concentrating their impeachment drive on ‘bribery’ because focus groups liked it better than…

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The Democrats’ bad start to the impeachment hearings

14 November 2019 7:24 pm

The first day of public impeachment hearings was good for Republicans and mediocre, at best, for Democrats. That’s far short…

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The age of invective

21 October 2019 6:50 pm

A healthy democracy requires free speech and free assembly, tolerance for different views, and peaceful transfers of power among contending parties. It requires…

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What Pelosi really wants from impeachment

16 October 2019 2:48 am

The most important thing to know about Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is this: it is not about removing President Trump now; it…

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

15 March 2019 2:46 am

Joe Biden seems on the verge of announcing he will run for president. He begins in a strong position, leading…