Charles Lipson

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…

Are the walls closing in on ol’ Joe?

28 June 2023 7:18 am

Confronted with devastating evidence of Biden family grifting, the president’s advocates are abandoning their old defenses and trying some new…

Was Joe Biden in on Hunter’s grift?

23 June 2023 10:07 pm

The Republicans investigating the Biden family grift had a big week, not that you would know it from reading the…

Can DeSantis clear the giant orange roadblock?

25 May 2023 1:10 pm

To win the Republican nomination, you have to knock out Donald Trump. That’s no easy task — polls currently show…

Even Donald Trump’s critics should be troubled by these charges

31 March 2023 8:27 pm

A New York grand jury has indicted former president Donald Trump over alleged ‘hush money’ payments to Stormy Daniels, an adult film…

Ron DeSantis is coming for Trump

23 March 2023 6:47 pm

Donald Trump faces legal jeopardy about payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, but his Republican opponents face political jeopardy about…

DeSantis sets Trump’s hair on fire 

23 March 2023 3:00 pm

Donald Trump faces legal jeopardy about payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, but his Republican opponents face political jeopardy about…

Victimhood and mudslinging now define American politics

22 February 2023 3:00 pm

The 2024 campaign has hardly started, but the air is already filled with noxious fumes, most of it from desperate…

Putin’s inhumane war strategy is backfiring

16 February 2023 8:59 pm

The war in Ukraine changed fundamentally after Vladimir Putin failed to capture Kyiv and decapitate the regime there a year…

The ever-shifting excuses about Hunter Biden’s laptop

4 February 2023 4:03 am

Hunter Biden’s defense about his incriminating laptop sounds like an old joke about a trial lawyer who was accused of…

The think tank implicated by Biden’s classified documents

23 January 2023 2:06 pm

Joe Biden has become the Typhoid Mary of classified documents, spreading them as he goes. They keep turning up in…

What you need to know about Biden’s documents caper

12 January 2023 1:07 am

We are still in the early stages of discovering what the documents discovered in Joe Biden’s office at the University…

Losing Crimea would condemn Putin

11 January 2023 10:14 pm

As the fighting in Ukraine slows for the winter, three things stand out. The first is the most obvious: a small,…

Zelensky’s Congress address was a triumph

22 December 2022 6:05 pm

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night was a political triumph. It was…

The ‘Twitter Files’ are damning for US agencies

11 December 2022 12:56 am

There are two pieces of deeply disturbing news to emerge from the ‘Twitter Files’ released by Elon Musk. The first…

Did US officials suppress political speech on Twitter?

6 December 2022 6:31 pm

The ‘Twitter files’ Elon Musk released to two journalists have produced a cloud of confusion. So far, we have not…

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

5 December 2022 2:15 pm

The “Twitter files” Elon Musk released to two journalists have produced a cloud of confusion. So far, we have not…

Why America’s future is still bright 

25 November 2022 11:28 pm

‘There is a lot of ruin in a nation.’ So said Adam Smith over two centuries ago. He reminds us…

Why we should still be optimistic about America

23 November 2022 2:26 pm

“There is a lot of ruin in a nation.” So said Adam Smith over two centuries ago. He reminds us…