Charles P. Pierce

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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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
This Is Not a Healthcare Bill
Good morning, suckers. Obviously, we'll have more to say about the political effects of the "scoring" of the Republican proposal to change the way that Americans obtain the peace of mind that comes with actually having health insurance. But the Congressional Budget Office—about which the president...
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Why Hiring Steve Bannon Is the Same as Hiring David Duke
As I pointed out on the electric Twitter machine over the weekend, appointing Steve Bannon to an important position within the White House is precisely the same as appointing David Duke to an important position within the White House. (If you want to quibble that I'm wrong because Bannon doesn't...
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Friday, September 09, 2016
Are We Just Going to Pretend Another President Didn't Give Iran Their Money?
Now that Congress is back in session, it's time to do the people's business again. So let's get on with the nuisance hearings again, shall we? Topic A: Thanks to the McClatchy folks, let's look in on the scandal that is the administration's giving Iran its own fcking money back. GOP Rep. Sean Duffy...
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Friday, August 05, 2016
I Spent the Day with Trump's Undying Fans in Maine
PORTLAND, MAINE—Somehow, my press credentialing e-mails from the Trump campaign keep getting blown off the porch of the Intertoobz. So, on Thursday, I decided to be just another face in the crowd at an event at the Merrill Auditorium, a lovely old piece of big government memorabilia attached to...
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Friday, February 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders Is Changing Hillary Clinton One Day (and One Debate) at a Time
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Ms. Nina Turner of Ohio, a state legislator and onetime candidate for Secretary of State, and probably the MVP of any spin room into which she steps, seemed a bit perturbed at Hillary Rodham Clinton's sudden transformation into Soul Sister No. 1. "As [Bernie Sanders] said,...
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Friday, February 05, 2016
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 03, 2016
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
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 04, 2016
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
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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