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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"This is Alaska's North Slope, which already was heavily drilled and which the current administration and its landlords are planning to turn into another bonanza for themselves." (Photo: Getty) Views
Friday, August 10, 2018
Climate Change Destroys the Lives of the Poorest Human Beings First
We begin our tour in West Virginia, where the state supreme court apparently became so swampy that it has made the state legislature there want to holler, throw up both its hands, as Marvin Gaye once counseled—and in the loudest possible way, too. The legislature is moving toward impeaching the lot...
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"Dunlap laid out quite clearly the obvious fact that the commission's true purpose was to validate the president*'s horse-hockey about how three to five million illegal votes were cast."(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty) Views
Monday, August 06, 2018
This Was as Grave an Attack on Our Democracy as the Russian Meddling
Matt Dunlap is the Secretary of State in Maine, which means he is a Democratic official working in the same state government as the country's worst governor, human bowling-jacket Paul LePage. He also was chosen to be one of four Democratic politicians on the president*'s blessedly forgotten...
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"The 28-year-old Democratic Socialist ended the career of Joe Crowley, a 14-year incumbent who was even-money to be the Speaker of a Democratic House one day." (Photo: Getty) Views
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Anything Can Happen: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Victory Shows Stunning Energy of the Democrats' Progressive Arm
There’s a lot to be said about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s earthquake of an upset in the Democratic primary to represent the 14th Congressional District of New York. The 28-year-old Democratic Socialist ended the career of Joe Crowley, a 14-year incumbent who was even-money to be the Speaker of a...
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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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