Charles Lipson

Biden acts on the border… sort of… maybe

5 June 2024 5:53 am

The contrast between the two parties on illegal immigration couldn’t be sharper. Donald Trump erected a wall. Joe Biden erected…

What will Americans make of Trump’s guilty verdict?

31 May 2024 6:02 pm

The indictment and trial on a thin charge, the gagging of a presidential candidate in the middle of a campaign,…

Biden’s pause of weapons shipments to Israel is another misstep

6 May 2024 7:38 pm

President Biden just made a strong move against Israel, ordering the US government to stop shipping weapons supplies to the…

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s strategery

3 May 2024 7:53 pm

Dumb is dumb. Among the dumbest is a political strategy that harms your own side and infuriates your normal allies,…

An explanation of the campus protests

3 May 2024 12:04 am

A friend wrote me to ask, “Why is this mess happening on campus?” Here is my response. Let me offer…

The Biden White House’s Beltway elitism shows on Easter

2 April 2024 9:19 am

Among the many political advantages of the presidency, surely one is the ability to extend warm wishes to Christians, Jews…

The race for the White House is about to get much dirtier

6 March 2024 6:08 pm

Super Tuesday is over and so is the primary season. Although some states have not voted yet and a few…

Why Trump won South Carolina

25 February 2024 1:23 pm

Elvis has left the building. So has Trump, and he left victorious. The “primary show” will have a few encores,…

The stalemate on illegal immigration

12 February 2024 1:15 am

Few moments are less promising to reach a bipartisan deal than the months before a presidential election. And few issues…

Both parties are fumbling the border debate

29 January 2024 2:31 pm

Given just how unpopular illegal immigration is, it is stunning to see both the likely nominees for president fumbling the…

How Trump captured his party

19 January 2024 7:14 am

Vintage news outlets, with lots of time to kill and space to fill, are desperately trying to say the Republican…

Claudine Gay may be gone, but the issues on campus remain

5 January 2024 3:55 am

Claudine, we hardly knew ye. Gay’s tenure atop Harvard was the shortest in that university’s history. Yet it was still…

Hunter’s latest indictment is bad news for Joe Biden

8 December 2023 6:19 pm

Surprise! Surprise! Hunter Biden faced new charges on Thursday, after the Department of Justice accused him of failing to pay…

The remarkable life of Henry Kissinger

30 November 2023 5:48 pm

The next few weeks will be filled with remembrances, fulsome appreciations, and harsh criticism of Henry Alfred Kissinger, who died…

In the Eric Adams case, the FBI’s leaks and bias persist

14 November 2023 2:29 am

Over the last couple of weeks, the FBI has been ramping up a corruption investigation of New York mayor Eric…

In praise of Mike Pence

29 October 2023 8:25 am

Mike Pence was never likely to win the Republican nomination for president, and today he recognized the inevitable. He withdrew…

Biden failed on Iran

18 October 2023 7:20 pm

Did American failures contribute to Hamas’s war of terror – its unprovoked attack, its total surprise, its horrific butchering of…

Matt Gaetz pulls the fire alarm

4 October 2023 10:30 am

Matt Gaetz pulled the alarm but, unlike the stunt by fellow House member Jamaal Bowman, there really was a fire.…

There were no clear winners after the second GOP debate

28 September 2023 4:55 pm

The worst job in America on Wednesday was trying to moderate the second Republican debate. With seven candidates on stage…

It’s time for President Biden to grant Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Secret Service protection

20 September 2023 11:54 pm

Presidential candidates don’t normally receive Secret Service protection until the summer before the election. But these are not normal times.…

An impeachment inquiry looms

5 September 2023 11:00 am

The signals coming from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are that his Republican majority will soon launch a formal impeachment investigation.…

What if Biden backs out?

2 September 2023 5:08 am

President Biden has declared he’s running for a second term, but it’s far from certain he actually will. His infirmity…

Joe Biden isn’t reactive enough to be president

19 August 2023 2:58 am

At tragic moments, like the deadly fires in Hawaii, our nation expects the president to speak to all of us…

Hunter’s grift was really the whole family’s business

28 July 2023 5:52 am

The Biden administration has repeatedly told the public that Hunter’s lucrative consulting business doesn’t matter unless it is directly connected…

Why NATO shouldn’t let Ukraine in just yet

12 July 2023 12:10 pm

Deciding whether Ukraine should eventually join NATO is hotly debated. There are good reasons to favor its inclusion, but not…