Charles P. Pierce

Charles P. Pierce is a writer-at-large for Esquire and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the LA Times Magazine, the Nation, the Atlantic, Sports Illustrated and The Chicago Tribune, among others.

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
Here's What Happens When Hillary and Bernie Try to Out-Progressive Each Other
DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE—As it should be obvious by now, the next nothingburger on the Clinton side of the menu is, "Release the transcripts! Why won't you release the transcripts? What do you have to hide in those transcripts?" To be honest, I, too, would like to know what Hillary Rodham Clinton said...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:00am
This Is Not the Way the Democratic Campaign Should Be Conducted
Chris Matthews had an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the MSNBC channel of the electric teevee machine Tuesday afternoon that was flatly astounding . This is especially true if you remember Matthews' sorry history with the Clinton family, especially concerning HRC , against whom he was so...
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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 9:15am
We Haven't Scratched the Surface of What Bernie Is Capable Of
OK, shit's starting to get real on the Democratic side of things. As the countdown to the caucuses continues, 40 percent of Democrats say they could be persuaded to change their minds about their first choice candidate. Sanders is running strong with young voters and with those who say they plan to...
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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:15am
What's Happening in Oregon Is Nothing Less Than Armed Sedition
"If three years ago any person had told me that at this day, I should see such a formidable rebellion against the laws & constitutions of our own making as now appears I should have thought him a bedlamite— a fit subject for a mad house." — George Washington to Henry Knox, on the subject of...
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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:15am
GOP Debate: It Literally Does Not Matter What the Question Is
Holy mother of pearl, it's Larry Kudlow, anchoring a debate… on economics ! This already is more fun than a person should have with their clothes on. There never has been a debate in which the panel seemed less relevant, and this isn't the fault of the three people on it. The folks behind all the...
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:30am
The American Government Is Open for Corruption
The remarkable story of how we have come to privatize political corruption in this country reached another milestone Wednesday as the Supreme Court, John Roberts presiding, handed down its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, effectively demolishing the aggregate, two-year limit on contributions by...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:59am
The State Of Our Union Is Long
Here are two takeaways from the most Clintonian speech Barack Obama ever gave.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 2:29pm
The Reign Of Morons: The Presidenting
Was it just me, or was that as pissed-off as we're likely to see the president in public? Oh, he was still maddeningly vague about who really was behind the Reign Of Morons, all that talk about "the other side," without using the words, "Republicans," "conservatives," or "raving nutballs," and all that talk about the dangers of "the extremes,' as though Bernie Sanders was as relevant to the events of the past two weeks as Ted Cruz was. I resemble that remark, sir, and my seconds will be calling on you.
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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 11:24am
The Great Sucker Play
As we pass into the second week of the Reign Of The Morons, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Republicans who are running the show are doing so in a manner based on two apparently contradict
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 7:56am
Eric Holder Must Go
What in the several hundred names of god do these people think they're doing ?
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