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 your democracy, America. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
The Pennsylvania Debacle Is Proof Trumpism Is Entwined With Republicanism All the Way Down
One of the peculiarities of aquarium life during the pandemic is that you become interested in live-streamed government proceedings in other states. That was how I became engrossed in Rudy Giuliani's Loonies Over America '20 Tour at its various stops in the aftermath of the November election. And,...
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Whitehouse came prepared. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Sheldon Whitehouse Made the Case That Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination Is a Bag Job
The general feeling that the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is the capstone of a lavishly funded, long-term conservative plan to own the federal judiciary for the foreseeable future, and that Barrett's career is altogether a product of that project, has hung over the...
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This is Bond-villain level evil. (Photo: Drew AngererGetty Images) Views
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Hospitals Should Tell Trump to Shove His Orders and Send Their Data to the CDC Anyway
Don’t worry. Maybe your great-grandchildren will be able to go to Europe. From the New York Times : The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in...
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 "Frankly, I don’t know what it's going to take," writes Pierce, "to get an anesthetized citizenry off its ass and realize what a threat the country is facing in having a criminal idiot as a chief executive." (Photo: Ted Eytan/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Why Aren't the American People Marching in the Streets Over McConnell Cover-Up in the Senate
WASHINGTON—To borrow a phrase from the late Laura Nyro, Colleen Boland has a lot of patience, and that’s a lot of patience to lose. Every day for the past month or so, she has gathered with another group of people in the lobby of the Hart Senate Office Building as part of Swarm The Senate, an act...
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Somebody who’s still in the race should say it as bravely as Julian Castro did. (Photo: Chip SomodevillaGetty Images) Views
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Julian Castro's Story Should Cause the Democratic Party to Reflect on How It Chooses Candidates
Julian Castro announced on Thursday that he was suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. This means that there is no longer a Latino presence in the field. This means that there is no longer a Latino presence in a field that still includes two no-...
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This letter has nothing to do with the law. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIGetty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
The White House Stonewall Letter Is a MAGA Rally Draped in a Toga
I guess if you stay in this racket long enough, you get to see it all. Gaze in awe, now, at The Constitution According to Camp Runamuck. Point One: The president can't be indicted for his crimes because there is a constitutional remedy for crimes in office. Point Two: The constitutional remedy is...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Schiff Makes Clear All Trump Efforts to Obstruct House Inquiry Will Be Added to Articles of Impeachment
On Wednesday morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, conducted a preemptive autopsy on the presidency* of El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago. They held a press conference that laid open the prospective cadaver like a Thanksgiving turkey. In response...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Attorney General William Barr in the Oval Office. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/White House) Views
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Trump's Ukraine Call 'Not-a-Transcript' Proves This Is 'Stupid Watergate'
Jesus H. Christ on work-release, this is what they thought they could put out there? What's next? Digging up John Stennis and having him "review" the actual transcript? (Just so we're on the same greasy page, something that is "not a verbatim transcript" is not a transcript. Thank you.) I would...
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A protest group called "Hot Mess" hold up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the Federal courthouse on July 8, 2019 in New York City. According to reports, Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Nobody Will Ever Believe the Official Story of This Epstein Suicide
Absolutely nobody is going to believe any official story that comes out about this. From The New York Times : Mr. Epstein hung himself and his body was found this morning at roughly 7:30. Manhattan federal prosecutors last month charged Mr. Epstein , 66, with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14...
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 The president*, hard on the heels of his apartheid cosplay on the electric Twitter machine, announced a unilateral change in the country's asylum system. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 15, 2019
The President* Is Now Arguing He's the Real Victim of His Own Bigotry
And another week in hell begins. The president* is demanding an apology from the members of Congress at whom he directed his racist slanders. He also has a new way to save us all from the "invasion" —one that is going to get him sued. And Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross woke up to find himself at...
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