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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United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley withdrew the United States from the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Just Another Day Where the United States Completely Abandons Its Commitments to the World
Naturally, while the nation’s attention has been drawn by the administration*’s human rights disaster at the country’s southern border, the administration* has been up to the usual mischief elsewhere. The moves have a number of things in common, and to which we all have become accustomed—namely,...
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"The Republican party abandoned its political innocence long ago."(Photo: Getty) Views
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Trump Has Access to Everything A Dictator Could Want
Here’s what I learned during my brief sabbatical last week: if you ignore it, it only gets worse. The president*, installed at least in part by ratfckers in the employ of a former KGB thug now running a murderous kleptocracy, has at his easy disposal everything a dictator could possibly want. He...
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"Yes, yes, everybody deserves legal representation, but the mouthpiece for misery merchants doesn’t deserve a job keeping the rest of us safe from his former clients." (Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Trump Just Named a Consumer Watchdog Who Will Play Dead
The rigid vetting standards that have been characteristic of this administration* seem still to be working at peak efficiency. The job of consumer protection advocate at the Federal Trade Commission was open and, on Wednesday , it was filled, as The New York Times reports. As an active consumer, I...
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"Rubio saved his real weaselspeak for the electric Twitter machine." (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Marco Rubio's Spine Remained Intact for a Grand Total of Two Days
I have now lost all hope in redemption. On Monday, I mentioned the sudden economic apostasy indulged in by Senator Marco Rubio in the pages of The Economist. I cautioned that, “ There’s absolutely no telling what Rubio will feel next month, next year, or a week from this Thursday, for that matter...
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Sunday, April 15, 2018
I'd Like to Offer This Sanity Quiz to All #NeverTrump Conservatives
I am told regularly by people I admire and respect to hold my cynical tongue about all the career conservatives and television flotsam from the late and unlamented Avignon Presidency who now are all over the airwaves deploring the terrible things being done to the Republic by the president* and his...
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"He’s just as dim and, therefore, just as pliable as this guy. What are they waiting for?" (Photo: Hal Yeager/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Republicans Must Be Thinking About a President Mike Pence Right Now
Vice President* Mike Pence is stopping by the Commonwealth (God save it!) on Tuesday night to raise money for the Trump re-election effort and the Republican National Committee. (Some crumbs may accrue to the Massachusetts Republican Party, probably to keep the lights on, and to keep the local...
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"Walker had been thumping his tubs for weeks about how “outside forces” were making the good people of Wisconsin pay for special elections that Walker was obligated by law to call." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, March 30, 2018
How Much Taxpayer Money Has Scott Walker Wasted Fighting Courts That Told Him to Do His Job?
Because we are on our way to San Antone— mandatory nod to Bob Wills —we are making only two stops on our tour this week, but both of them are cherce. We begin in Wisconsin, where the desperate attempts of Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage that particular...
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Chemical plant outside of Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Nothing to See Here, Just Freedom
Speaking of things blowing up in Texas—the home of the unregulated fertilizer plant and other such sophisticated pre-explosive devices made possible by a business-friendly economic climate—over the weekend, a chemical plant outside of Fort Wor th went up. From The Fort Worth Star-Telegram :...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Conor Lamb's Victory Matters, and Paul Ryan Should Be Scared
The fundamentally absurd subtext to Tuesday night’s extended exercises in the 18th Congressional District of Pennsylvania was that, by the time of the midterm elections this November, the district will not even exist in its present form. So, for a couple of months, Conor Lamb and Rick Saccone had...
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You have to admit that’s quite an array of nations seeking to leave young Jared wearing a barrel. Views
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
How Do You Deal with This Much Nonsense?
This simply can’t go on. I say this to myself every day when I first open the doors to the shebeen and take stock of what’s going on down at Camp Runamuck on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Republic was built to withstand a lot of things, but it was not designed to be run by the likes of President* Trump...
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