Charles Lipson

Charles is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago and a contributor to The Spectator.

Politics

The end game

How can America get through the final, flailing days of Trump’s presidency?

By Charles Lipson

Politics

This is not what a constitutional republic looks like

We rightly see this effort to seize control of the Capitol as anti-democratic, as an embryonic and inchoate coup attempt

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Why Trump must attend Biden’s inauguration

This ‘eye for an eye’ is blinding our democracy

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Who would want to be Joe Biden’s attorney general?

The prospect of tit-for-tat investigations and prosecutions of former administrations is not a happy one

By Charles Lipson

Home

Those emails seeking donations aren’t junk mail

They are beacons of the civil society Tocqueville considered crucial to American democracy

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Are Trump’s lawyers big enough to back their claims up?

We’ve heard enough rumors, conspiracy theories and ‘opening arguments’

By Charles Lipson

Media

The American media is failing you

Journalism has become partisan promotion

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Morning in America or mourning in America?

The Biden and Trump campaigns are taking vastly different approaches to the final week before the election

By Charles Lipson

Politics

A serious debate that leaves Biden with lingering bruises

Will allegations of Biden family corruption ever be properly scrutinized?

By Charles Lipson

Internet

Behind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruption

If a bombshell goes off in the forest and no one is allowed to talk about it, does it make a sound?

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Did the VP debate change a single mind?

A predictable clash between two solid professionals

By Charles Lipson

Politics

The debate was a mud-wrestling match — and Biden won

The Democratic candidate’s team will be delighted

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Ruling supreme

The prospect of another gutter fight looms over the latest vacancy

By Charles Lipson

Middle East

What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

Trump is bringing major changes to the Middle East

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Nancy Pelosi’s bad hair day

The shear hypocrisy!

By Charles Lipson

more writers

Stay informed

Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.

Web-only content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator // Magazine content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator